Easter is the centrepiece of the Christian faith and the fulfilment of the rescue plan by God, of humanity. The resurrection of Christ is the foundation of Christianity that provided final and undeniable proof that Christ was really the Son of God and that He had overcome death once and for all.
The message of Easter is a message of help, hope, fulfilment and accomplishment. The death of Christ provides us a living proof and testimony of God’s love for man and His unquenchable desire to acquit us of all sin and the shame of being guilty.
Christ’s death and resurrection was a mission to reconcile humanity to His Father, and so we must use it as a trajectory for reflection, introspection and national reconciliation if we are to rightly claim our Christian values in a Christian Nation.
As we prepare for our elections in a few months time, we must draw lessons from Christ’s death and resurrection that offers love, peace and reunion by ensuring we practice fairness and justice in all we say and do. We cannot say we love Christ while we promote and preach hate speech, slander and lay traps for our neighbours, nor can we say we are His faithful followers if we rob the poor and engage in corrupt practices, or take part in acts of intimidation, manipulation, violence and falsehoods.
If we did that, then we would be guilty of hypocrisy and pretence and we would be revoking the meaning of Easter whose core message is justice, love and fair play. Happy Easter to all of you fellow citizens and may the bright light of Easter shine on all of you.