Easter is a time to find living faith, say church leaders
There are so many ways every day by which we have opportunity to give the gift of hope to others who need it and seek it.
There is an old story about a child picking up starfish on the beach after a big storm.
There are thousands of them and the child picks up one at a time, throwing each one back into the sea. An adult walks by and asks the child what difference this can possibly make, as there are just so many of them.
The child throws another one back into the sea and says, “It made a difference to that one.”
It is easy to become a little cynical as we get older, and to think that we can’t really make much of a difference because of what we do.
But our life – and every life – matters to God. Not many of us will have the chance to broker world peace, but each of us can make a difference in someone else’s life, and by doing so we can offer them hope.
Our prayer is that Easter will be a time in which you will find living faith, hope again if you know despair, and that those who know hope and goodness in their lives will be more generous in offering it to others through what they say and give and do.
Happy Easter to you all
Best wishes from the First City to see the light
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