In this Easter morning, let us look at the life we have been so generously given. Let us abandon the useless baggage that we carry – old pains, old habits, old ways of seeing and feeling – and have the courage to begin again.

We don’t realize all the good we can do. A kind, encouraging word or helping hand can bring many a person through difficult times in their lives.

We weren’t put here to make money or to acquire status or reputation. We were sent here to search for the light of Easter in our hearts, and we are meant to give it away generously.

The dawn that is rising this  morning is a gift to be celebrated in our hearts and a light to give us the courage of a new beginning.

John O’Donohue