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Significance of Easter Monday

Easter is a very significant date within Christendom which represents the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb on the third day, after his crucifixion.

It is the fulfilled prophecy of the messiah who was to be persecuted, die for the sins of the world, and rise on the third day.

It symbolizes the opening of heaven with the gift of eternal life to everyone

However, Easter Monday is usually a day and holiday that follows Easter Sunday to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus was said to have appeared to believers on Monday after his resurrection and taught his disciples what was expected of every believer and the need to operate a giving ministry.

Most western nations observe the holiday to visit recreation centers, families, orphanages and the poor around them.

Many Christians worldwide, especially the orthodox denominations celebrate Easter Monday with special church services including picnic and bazaar.

As the world remembers the gift of Jesus Christ to mankind during this period that corona virus ravages most countries of the world, it is high time every one rose to emulate the spirit of giving as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ.

With the economic situation in the country, extending the hand of love to the physically challenged, street children, the elderly and many more would go a long way in alleviating people’s sufferings

The message of Easter Monday is encouraging family bond; this will inspire individuals and the society to develop a culture of love and care for one another.

As most parts of the world are battling with the pandemic and relevant authorities are finding solution to curbing the spread, the season should be celebrated with a virtual gathering with family and friends and well wishers in compliance with covid-19 guidelines.

The time has come for everybody to rise up to serve humanity by showing love and compassion to one another just as god did without looking back, giving out his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to the world.

Jesus Christ died and live for the love of humanity therefore mankind should reciprocate his love by living peacefully with one another irrespective of tribe religion or political class

Similarly, it behoves on all and sundry to understand that there is unity in diversity, Nigerians should put in concerted efforts to live in harmony.

It is pertinent for government to do more on empowerment programmes that could ease the level of poverty in the society.

As the economic situation bites harder politicians should see the season as a period to support people and show them love as reflection of the season.

Showing God’s love to humanity begins with having a tender heart as demonstrated by the Lord Jesus while on earth.

Taiwo Akinola

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