Spread the love this Easter

Published 4:34 pm Friday, April 14, 2017

The Easter season is upon us.

Many churches will gather on Sunday to commemorate the holiday, and some lucky employees have Easter Monday off, as well.

Easter is mostly recognized as a religious holiday, calling to mind the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. For some, however, it may not hold the same meaning. Either way, there are takeaways for everyone to remember during this season.

Easter is a time of faith, family and friends. The biblical Easter account tells a story of great love — for those not well versed in the Christian faith, it’s the story of Jesus perishing on the cross to atone for the sins of all. It’s about God’s love for people.

Christians and non-Christians alike can relate to Easter, though, with emphasis on family and friends.

Whether going to a sunrise service at church or stocking up on chocolate bunnies, the holidays are always a good time to acknowledge that support system in life. Take some time this weekend to spend time with family. Life is short, and one should never pass up an opportunity to be with loved ones.

In the same spirit of love, take some time to give back to the community. Volunteer at the Zion Shelter and Kitchen, which relies on hard work and goodwill to operate. Donate food to Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry, so less-fortunate families can have healthy meals this spring. Set up visits to volunteer at a nursing home, the Salvation Army or the Blind Center.

The possibilities are truly endless.

Make this Easter season count — for loved ones, for friends and for people in need.

Happy Easter, Beaufort County.