I feel sadness and at the same time a joy in my being during the Holy week of Easter. I feel the darkness and the light of the week in my soul.
As one of the Catholic faith, Easter is my favorite holiday of the year. Yes, I know Christmas typically has a bigger and grander celebration around it, and I do see it also as a joyful and holy day. I see Christmas as the day the prophetic promise begins fulfillment on Earth, and I see Easter as the day the promise of the Messiah was completely fulfilled.
Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday of the year. Again, I feel the sadness and at the same time the joy. Again, I feel the darkness and the light. I resonate with this holy holiday also.
I’ve always found it meaningful that Easter and Passover are the only Christian and Jewish holidays celebrated at the same time. I think there is a correlation to the life-giving and protection of God in both. Both world religions find divine connections, interventions, protection, and knowledge bestowed from angels. I find joy and comfort in this. I find it meaningful.
Whether one is of the Christian, Jewish, another faith, or no faith, I believe God is within us, and we are within God. I believe we are all a drop of water in the ocean that is God.
Whatever your belief is, I wish you a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover. Whether you celebrate either of these holy holidays or you do not, I wish you a peaceful time spent with your friends and family.