Impressions of Easter

The meaning of Easter cannot be contained in a single image or quote, but perhaps the following impressions will serve as a source of contemplation. Of course, the only way to express the true spirit of Easter is to embody it.

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“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” ~John 15:13

“And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?”
~Frederick Buechner

“We focus on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but we forget to pause in the stillness of the days between…to be present in that place of waiting. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace that comes as you breathe in that place of quiet surrender. Don’t rush through the space called ‘Between.’”
~Katherine J Walden

“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.”
~Kate McGahan

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”
~N.T. Wright

“Easter is proof that we can begin again.”
~Richelle E. Goodrich

“We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
~Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła)

“For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him.”

~I Timothy 2:11


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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25 Responses to Impressions of Easter

  1. Thank you for these pictures and words both. Happy Easter.

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  2. believe4147 says:

    In answer to Frederick Buechner’s question—yes. Thank you for the quotes, pictures, and scriptures.

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  3. joyroses13 says:

    Thanks for the beautiful post and words. Walden’s quote is my favorite. Waiting can be so hard, and we do need to pause and remember to breathe as we wait. There are things to learn while waiting. Have a Blessed Easter Mitch!

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  4. chapter18 says:

    Wonderful message…Happy Easter!

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  5. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful images and quotes. I have several favorites, yet they all “speak” a beautiful silence. I hope you and your lovely wife have a blessed Resurrection Weekend!

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  6. Wonderful–loved the pictures–was touched by the quotes. Thank you for this.

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  7. So love the one of the Easter procession. I have a lot of the Orthodox in me!

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  8. Oh…the little lamb at the bottom 🤍🤍🤍

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  9. Always enjoy the pictures you curate as well as the quotes!!

    So many good ones!

    “that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?” = Favorite!!

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  10. #hood says:

    for if we died with him, we will live with him. john 15:11
    greater love has no one than this. 1 timothy 2:13


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  12. My favorite quote is, “the true spirit of Easter is to embody it.”

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  14. Jennie says:

    Beautiful, Mitch. Happy Easter.

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