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Forgive your neighbor. Easter is upon us.

It's Easter, and I won't make any attempt to hide the fact that I was brought up and am a practicing (albeit infrequently) Christian. 

Easter is the celebration in the Christian mythos where Jesus dies and is resurrected in order to absolve us all from the Sins we have committed in our lives.  It's an opportunity to repent for the evils we've done, and to invite our neighbours and friends to share in our lives.

Whether you believe the Christian biblical narration or not, Easter is a holiday which reminds us to treat our neighbors well — as we would wish to be treated ourselves.  It's a holiday which encourages us to reach out to others and help them to live the lives which they have wanted to lead, or are capable of leading.  It's a holiday which reminds us all that we can make mistakes and still live as fulfilled human beings.  

Happy "find yourself and be what you're capable of" day.  Happy "recognize, understand and address the wrongs you have committed". Christian or not, it's only through the recognition that we are human that we are able to transcend the petty behaviors that we are all susceptible to. 

Happy Easter. 

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  • Jackie Danicki March 23, 2008, 2:58 am

    Well said, Alec.

  • Mum March 23, 2008, 4:12 pm

    Happy Easter to you and yours as well. We will be thinking of you as we devour the lamb and the rum pie a la cachette! Yer’ MA

  • Ken Camp March 23, 2008, 4:36 pm

    Very nicely said Alec. While forgiveness isn’t ever an issue for us. Sheryl and I would sure love to have you and yours as neighbors rather than friends we rarely see.

    May life continue to treat you well dear friend.

  • Alec March 23, 2008, 5:41 pm

    Thanks Mum. No rum pie here, but plenty of lamb. We’ve just finished up a champagne and shrimp / Quebec cheese appetizer.

  • Alec March 23, 2008, 5:42 pm

    Thank you Ken. You’re welcome in our home any time, and I hope to see more of the two of you in the future as well. Best wishes for a happy and fulfilling Easter.

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