The Best Quotes about Easter

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Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. –Pope John Paul II

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter. –Josh McDowell

Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. –T. D. Jakes

What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises. –Chuck Palahniuk

If it’s easter than east and wester than west, it must be north. –Jessica Day George

He’s the only man I know of who can hide his own easter eggs. –Bobby Heenan

Let Him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east. –Gerard Manley Hopkins

Easter, so longed for, is gone in a day.–James Howell

There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter. –Gordon B. Hinckley

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. –S. D Gordon

Sherrill On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer. –Douglas Horton

Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter. –Benjamin Franklin

Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. –Bernhard Langer

My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper. –Amy Sedaris

For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born. –Alice Freeman Palmer

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. –Martin Luther

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What do you mean you don’t believe in homosexuality? It’s not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn’t necessary. –Lea DeLaria

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death. –Soren Kierkegaard

I read the Scriptures at the American Cathedral on Christmas and Easter; that’s it. It’s a task I love. –Olivia De Havilland

The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus – His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection. –Kenneth Scott Latourette

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. –Robert H. Schuller

Unfortunately there is nothing more inane than an Easter carol. It is a religious perversion of the activity of Spring in our blood. –Wallace Stevens

Country ham is baked whole, usually with a glaze, sometimes studded with cloves, and served as the centerpiece of Christmas and Easter feasts. –Kate Christensen

Rapa Nui’ is about the conflict in the 1600s on Easter Island. It’s about the clash of the royal clan and the working class. –Jason Scott Lee

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. –Deepak Chopra

Christ the Lord is risen to-day, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply. –Charles Wesley

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics. –Marvin Olasky

Somehow we just don’t make the same boisterous fun of Holy Week that we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly, jolly Easter. –Frederica Mathewes-Green

What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really are in accord with biblical theology and whether you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour. –Walter Martin

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Most people outside of America won’t get it. It’s the Easter bunny. It’s another lie and I don’t understand why we had to invent this character. –Todd Rundgren

People come together with their families to celebrate Easter. What better way to celebrate than to spend a few hours going on the journey of Christ’s life. –Roma Downey

All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning. –Oswald Chambers

During the first 13 centuries after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, no one thought of setting up a creche to celebrate Christmas. The pre-eminent Christian holiday was Easter, not Christmas. –Nancy Pearcey

Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross. –William Barclay

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil. –Basil Hume

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. –Mahatma Gandhi

I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness. I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world. I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter. –Daniel Morgan

The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. –Basil Hume

Easter tells us of something children can’t understand, because it addresses things they don’t yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness. –Frederica Mathewes-Green

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A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have. –Dwight L. Moody

I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it. –Jane Elliot

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. –Dwight L. Moody

Here’s the problem with Easter. The Catholic Church needs to pick a date because it keeps moving. And I think the reason they always have Easter moving to different dates is to catch us. –Denis Leary

Up and down our lives obedient Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant, Till those garden lives shall be Fair with duties done for Thee; And our thankful spirits say, “Christ arose on Easter Day.” –Phillips Brooks

Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas. Yet it contains the one thing needful for every human life: the good news of Resurrection. –Frederica Mathewes-Green

Easter is not limited to the passion and death of Christ; it also includes the dismal tragedy of life unlived by the many, and all the loss of passion and truth that goes with it. –Michael Leunig

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn? –Hugh Mackay

Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation. –Ezra Taft Benson

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There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you’ll stand firm if you stand on His love. –Charles Stanley

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice. –Henry Knox Sherrill

The resurrection asserts a truth which is by no means always written legibly for all men on the face of nature. It tells us that the spiritual is higher than the material; that in this universe spirit counts for more than matter. –Henry Parry Liddon

God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress. –Robert South

Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life. –Ravi Zacharias

But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross. –Bono

Easter’ is a movable event, calculated by the relative positions of sun and moon, an impossible way of fixing year by year the anniversary of a historical event, but a very natural and indeed inevitable way of calculating a solar festival. These changing dates do not point to the history of a man, but to the hero of a solar myth. –Annie Besant

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Easter is never deserved. –Jan Karon

The Jews spend at Easter. –George Herbert

Easter means that Christmas worked. –Timothy Keller

Christ will rise on Easter day! –Phillips Brooks

Easter’s nearly here, now – Sing, world, sing! –Nancy Byrd Turner

The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate. –David Sedaris

Dear God, don’t let us confine Easter to Easter. –Matt Fitzgerald

Blessed are thoseto whom Easter is not a hunt… –Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira

The Trial of Poppy Moon is free over Easter. –John Corder

I’m Jewish, so I don’t know much about Easter eggs. –Simon Kinberg

We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world. –Barbara Johnson

Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance. –Reba McEntire

I think Easter is most profoundly about meaning, not mechanism. –Katharine Jefferts Schori

Owe money at Easter and Lent will seem short to thee. –James Howell

Easter is about Jesus: the Jesus who announced God’s saving, sovereign kingdom… –N. T. Wright

The Easter Bunny is a major reason for heroin addiction in America. –John Waters

So this chocolate princess. Her knight in shining armor is the Easter Bunny. –Rachel Cohn

The Jewes spend at Easter, the Moors at marriages, the Christians in sutes. –George Herbert

We were taking collections for people with AIDS in New York around Easter. –Chita Rivera

I use a lot of double meanings. I hide ’em like Easter eggs. –Jay-Z

You know what I’m doing for Easter? I’m gonna be hanging with my Peeps. –Jay Leno

I use to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tom Cruise too. –Barbara Bretton

Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas. –Jack Handey

‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday. –Fulton J. Sheen

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Resurrection does not come without crucifixion, and you cannot celebrate Easter without living Good Friday. –Shannon Huffman Polson

Easter is always the answer to “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!” –Madeleine L’Engle

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. –John Paul II

Easter was when they nailed Him to the cross. And He never said a mumbling word. –Thomas Jefferson

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter. That maketh the leaf and the flower come out. –Bertran de Born

I said, ‘The nice thing about Alzheimer’s is you get to hide your own Easter eggs.’ –John McCain

On Easter day let us promise to resurrect, transcend, and transform our conscience for the happiness of mankind. –Debasish Mridha

I got the sneaking suspicion that the vampire was a couple of Peeps short of an Easter basket. –Jim Butcher

Easter is an earthquake, an explosion. If you see it as less than that, you’re not getting it. –Robert Barron

They have Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia, and if the kids don’t find the eggs, they get booed. –Bob Uecker

Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter. –Fran Lebowitz

The Cross of Christ may have overcome evil, but it did not overcome unfairness. For that, Easter is required. –Philip Yancey

Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present. –N. T. Wright

Philadelphia fans would boo funerals, an Easter egg hunt, a parade of armless war vets and the Liberty Bell. –Bo Belinsky

Two Santa Clauses on the corner. How can you tell the Polish one? The one with the Easter basket. –Henny Youngman

But oh, she dances in such a way! No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine a sight. –John Suckling

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In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. –Irving Berlin

When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there’s no hope. But then, Easter comes. –Coretta Scott King

A toast once heard: “To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I’d found my first.” –Robert Breault

Easter is so disappointing. You suffer all the way through lent, and what do you get for it? A ham. –Garrison Keillor

The atheists traditionally hold their conventions from Good Friday to Easter Sunday during the hours Christ spent in the grave. –Bill Murray

What did the last Easter Islander say as he chopped down the last tree? The Easter Islanders didnt have anthropologists. –Jared Diamond

I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event. –Pinchas Lapide

In Australia…they celebrate Easter the same…by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit…left chocolate eggs in the night Votes: 0

Bill Hicks

Hollywood is the only place on earth that has more vampires, more undead, more resurrections than a month of Easter Sundays. –Roseanne Barr

Easter is all about remembering the importance of change, responsibility, and doing the right thing for the good of our children. –David Cameron

We are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust. —Pope Benedict XVI

I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different. –Dolly Parton

I like Easter. But let’s remember that Christ’s resurrection is not truer at Easter than at any other time of the year. –Aiden Wilson Tozer

Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service… –John Ellerton

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Personally, my interests are ancient history and ancient civilizations. In my own life, I’d like to go to places like Easter Island.–Nicolas Cage

Happy Easter everyone! Jesus dies, comes back from the dead – and we get chocolate eggs. It’s like turn-down service from God. –Denis Leary

Easter celebrations are evidence of the increased benign influence of the Russian Orthodox Church and other traditional churches in our country on society. –Vladimir Putin

You’ll wake up on Easter morning, And you’ll know that he was there, When you find those choc’late bunnies, That he’s hiding ev’rywhere. –Gene Autry

Easter time reminds us that we have every right to believe that this hope is based on time-tested truths and a solid foundation. –Sarah Palin

A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President’s “Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn.” I want to deny that! –John F. Kennedy

I know of no place where the wind can be as icy and the damp so penetrating as in Oxford round about Easter time. –Vera Brittain

He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped. He that would have a short Lent, let him borrow Money to be repaid at Easter. –Benjamin Franklin

I’ll protect myself by making up all this crazy stuff. It’ll be like a little shell. Like an Easter egg shell that’s all decorated. –Edie Brickell

The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen! –Colin S. Smith

‘Rapa Nui’ is about the conflict in the 1600s on Easter Island. It’s about the clash of the royal clan and the working class. –Jason Scott Lee

The message of Easter is that God’s new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you’re now invited to belong to it. –N. T. Wright

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Ex-convicts prepared the eggs for the White House’s Easter Egg Roll. It’s nice to see the White House reaching out to former members of Congress. –Jay Leno

O Risen Christ! O Easter Flower! How dear Thy Grace has grown! From east to west, with loving power, Make all the world Thine own. –Phillips Brooks

This is the Easter message, that awakening is possible, to the goodness of God, the sacredness of human life, the sisterhood and brotherhood of all. –Anne Lamott

People tend to stay at home and eat a home-cooked meal. There are three days that are really slow for restaurants – Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. –Alan K. Simpson

I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He’s a Boston baby and I’m a New York guy. –Kevin James

Somehow we just dont make the same boisterous fun of Holy Week that we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly, jolly Easter. –Frederica Mathewes-Green

There is an Easter sense in which all things are made new in the risen Christ. A tiny gleam of this is reflected in all true art. –Evelyn Waugh

See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices… –Charles Kingsley

Kids in Washington every year have the big Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. The kids found 300 Easter eggs. They also found about 10,000 missing Hillary emails. –David Letterman

We celebrate [Easter] because now, thanks to the risen Lord, it is definitively established that reason is stronger than unreason, truth stronger than lies, love stronger than death. –Pope Benedict XVI

It is at Easter that Jesus is most human, and like all humans, he fails and is failed. His is not an all-powerful God, it is an all-vulnerable God. –Michael Leunig

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Human societies as temporally and spatially far-flung as the Mesopotamians, Mayans, and Easter Islanders likely came to ruin by expanding beyond the capacity of their environments to sustain them. –William E. Rees

Today was the annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. Usually when you see something rolling on the White House lawn it’s a drunk Secret Service agent. –Conan O’Brien

To many Americans, everything from the Easter morning to the Ascension had to be made up by the groveling enthusiasts as part of their plan to get themselves martyred. –Antonin Scalia

During my life I have heard many sermons on the Resurrection. I can recite the events of that first Easter Sunday. I have marked in my scriptures passages regarding the Resurrection. –Joseph B. Wirthlin

Easter says to us that despite everything to the contrary, his will for us will prevail, love will prevail over hate, justice over injustice and oppression, peace over exploitation and bitterness. –Desmond Tutu

Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg. –John Updike

Think of everything you’ve ever experienced that was painful; that’s the meaning of Good Friday. Think of all the ways that love ultimately healed your heart; that’s the meaning of Easter. –Marianne Williamson

Drinking goes with everything, there’s always an excuse to drink. We sell beer and liquor 24/7/365 everywhere, you can buy a 5th of vodka at 3am on Easter Sunday if you want. –Kirk Windstein

Each and all of us must summon to mind the words of Him whom we honor this Easter time: ‘When a strong man, armed, keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace’. –Dwight D. Eisenhower

And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life – it lives in the constant present. –John Guare

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I just feel kind of out of place on Easter. I feel kind of useless because everybody else has kids and I don’t and I’m just standing there with nothing to do. –Holly Madison

On Easter, the Pope asked for peace in the Middle East. There are two groups the Pope has to contend with – Jewish people and Muslims. They couldn’t wait to hear his suggestions. –Conan O’Brien

I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it. –Jane Elliott

More people died as a result of the tiny abortive Easter Uprising against British rule in Ireland (1916) than died as a result of political violence in Germany during the entire National Socialist revolution. –Adolf Hitler

Whenever we encounter a human being in such a way that we feel absolutely certain of the infinity of that person’s worth and the eternity of his or her life, that is Easter. –Eugen Drewermann

Jesus Christ’s claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made. Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That’s what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about. –Luis Palau

And the One will win the Armor of the Easter Dawn and defeat the enemy with audacity and wisdom. The body of the One is strong and ready to lead. Lammasu will pounce .–Barbara T. Cerny

In the past, I’ve visited remote places – North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island – partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldn’t ordinarily explore. –Pico Iyer

In the past, Ive visited remote places – North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island – partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldnt ordinarily explore. –Pico Iyer

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On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites. –Barack Obama

Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith. –W. H. Auden

I am very proud of this work because it is more about the meaning of the Easter Rising and its relationship to what this whole century has been about, people liberating themselves, freeing themselves. –Leon Uris

There are Easter eggs in every book I’ve ever written. I think in the first one I called [Scientology] “Diabology,” but I was scared, so I didn’t tell many people what it really meant. –Kate Bornstein

Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There are times when I feel that he has withdrawn from me, and I have often given him cause, but Easter is always the answer to My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me! –Madeleine L’Engle

On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love, and I have to say that sometimes, when I’ve listened to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.–Barack Obama

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn. –Hugh Mackay

Celestial spirit that doth roll; The heart’s sepulchral stone away, Be this our resurrection day, The singing Easter of the soul – O gentle Master of the Wise, Teach us to say: “I will arise.” –Richard Le Gallienne

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The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death – that is not the great thing – but that…we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever.–Phillips Brooks

My favorite Catholic holiday is Easter. For those of you that don’t know, Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus rising from the grave and coming back to Earth as a rabbit that hides colored eggs.–Adam Ferrara

I bet any Sunday could be made as popular at church as Easter is if you made ’em fashion shows too. The audience is so busy looking at each other that the preacher just as well recite Gunga Din.–Will Rogers

Almost everything is in the movie [The Hangover]. I think the fun little Easter eggs on the DVD will be sort of the gag reel stuff. There’s a lot of takes we just couldn’t get through.We were laughing.–Ed Helms

We are going to set up a branch of the St Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre here [on the Far Easter]. We are also planning to open local branches of the Hermitage Museum and the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.–Vladimir Putin

We decided to set our direct-action program around the Easter season, realizing that, with exception of Christmas, this was the largest shopping period of the year. Knowing that a strong economic withdrawal program would be the by-product of direct action.–Martin Luther King, Jr.

If elected, Hillary Clinton could be impeached based on what we already know, and there’s plenty more yet to be discovered. Emails and other documents that could be used in impeachment proceedings are waiting to be found like Easter eggs laid out for 3-year-olds.–Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

If elected, Hillary Clinton could be impeached based on what we already know, and there’s plenty more yet to be discovered. Emails and other documents that could be used in impeachment proceedings are waiting to be found like Easter eggs laid out for 3-year-olds.–Rush Limbaugh

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I have an Easter challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born.–Dan Barker

I went to church every Sunday…I understood Christmas and what Easter was about. I understood the persecution of Christ, the crucifixion of Christ, the Resurrection of Christ. I understood all that but I have to say that beyond that…for me, my knowledge after that was quite vague.–Juan Pablo Di Pace

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