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ROUGH CUTS | Insights on Easter Sunday

If for this column piece alone we would have wanted to change the Rough Cuts to “Soft Cuts.” Why, it is because our piece today is a big departure from our usual daily issues.

Though rather a day late we want to share some thoughts about Easter Sunday which was yesterday. And yes, these thoughts were shared to us by a fellow former broadcaster at the Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) Davao station dxDC. The guy who took the trouble of sharing us quotes from the Bible relative to Easter Sunday is Alex Josol who was once a station manager of RMN-General Santos City.

Here is what we got from him through a chat group of former and present RMN-Davao employees.

“The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a foundational belief in Christianity. It is the event where Jesus, who was crucified and buried, was raised from the dead by the power of God.

“The resurrection is a powerful testament to the divinity of Jesus, showing that He has the power to conquer sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:17). It is through His resurrection that we are given new life and a new identity in Jesus (Colossians 3:1. The resurrection assures us that we have been spiritually reborn and that we will receive new resurrection bodies, just like Jesus did (Corinthians 15:42).

“It is something to celebrate and be excited about as believers. The resurrection of Jesus is not only proof of His divinity, but it is also a crucial part of what it means to us as believers. It is through His resurrection that we are given new life and a new identity, and it is because of His resurrection that we can eagerly await our own resurrection bodies (1 Corinthians 12:26). The resurrection of Jesus is a powerful demonstration of God’s love, grace, and power, and it is the foundation of our faith as Christians.”

Indeed, it is. But how many of us who proud ourselves to be among members of the Christians in the world have ever tried to heartily look deeper into the meaning of Jesus Christ’s resurrection?

In fact it has already become customary among many of us Christians to reserve Jesus’ resurrection day as a day of celebration characterized with activities aimed at achieving mundane happiness. Families and close relatives, friends, brotherhood and similar organizations usually reserve Easter Sunday for beach activities, mountain trekking, parties, etc., etc.

We have yet to read or hear of group activities held during Easter Sunday that cater to satisfying or at least alleviating a little the needs of our disadvantaged fellow Christians.

When can we possibly change this practice that has already been ingrained among us Christians as tradition that is apparently accepted by society and by the various Church leadership?

Or, is it a case of “We just have to live with it because there is no way to do away with it” in the modern world that Christians are in today?



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