Triumphant Note in Our National Soul

Easter never fails to strike a note of triumph in our national soul. That is as it should be: The first resurrection event showed that the boulder that kept the Nazarene in death’s darkness was rolled away – and it delivered a powerful message: Christendom’s Christ can roll away our deepest problems.

The message of Easter to us in these trying and challenging times is this: We can together roll away the boulder of problems that bedevil our national existence. Hope will replace despair, a sure sense of triumph will banish defeatism, and a regime of people’s well-being will overcome dehumanizing poverty. Good is stronger than evil, courage is mightier than fear, and light more powerful than darkness.