Meaning in the message

Fred Wesley. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Fred Wesley. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

THE long Easter weekend is upon us again.

It is a very special weekend for Christians around the globe and holds many meanings for different people.

For many Fijians, it is an opportunity to unwind and enjoy a four-day weekend.

Many will let their hair down and enjoy time with friends.

Some will see it as an opportunity to strengthen relationships. For them, this weekend is also an opportunity to have quality time with loved ones.

For the faithful, this is a time to be one with God.

They will acknowledge the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Christians are reminded about how Jesus died on the cross on Calvary for our sins.

Easter is important for many reasons. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Surely there will be those who will unwind with a few cold ones with friends, partying through the weekend.

The faithful will be in church acknowledging the sacrifice of the Lord.

Today, Good Friday, is when Christians remember Christ’s suffering and death on the cross.

Christians believe Christ died for our sins. He made a huge sacrifice for mankind.

As we celebrate Easter, we should remind ourselves about priorities and the many challenges we face daily. Perhaps this is an opportune time to consider the plight of our fellow citizens in need.

May we all be happy and merry, but let us be mindful that there are some people who are still struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis.

The message of sacrifice is meant for all of us.

Let us never forget about how fragile life is and why we should value it.

Some people will see this important occasion in the Christian calendar as something other than what it was meant for.

Some people do not know and appreciate the significance of Easter.

Many will never spare a thought for what it means to Christians.

Whatever your take is on Easter though, whether it is a period for Easter bunnies and eggs or one for worship, we hope you enjoy the long weekend with those who matter.

Perhaps you may take time out to learn about, and maybe appreciate and understand the true meaning of Easter.

If you are out on the roads, be alert, vigilant and careful.

We wish you a happy and safe long Easter weekend wherever you may be.