We all know what Easter means to Christians: the Father's confirmation of Jesus' preaching, proof of His acceptance of His Son's sacrifice, the grounds of our hope for our own resurrection into eternal life, and so forth.
But what does Easter 2009 mean to you, the Christian reading this?
The dark door of time, of the future, has been thrown open. The one who has hope lives differently; the one who hopes has been granted the gift of a new life.
This new life that is our gift, a gift confirmed in Jesus' own resurrection, is triply good. It is desirable because it is useful, as a means to draw others to life; it is desirable because it is virtuous, a thing desired for its own sake; and it is desirable because it is a pleasant thing indeed to live forever with God.
Let us then use, and enjoy, and live our new life. Today, and tomorrow, let us live differently.