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Easter — A Day of Hope

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

April 8th, 2020  |  29 Comments

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Joette Calabrese

Today is a special day.

You may be asking yourself, “what actual day is it?”

Believe me, I understand if you’re no longer calendar savvy. One of the strangest parts of this new stay-at-home reality is losing track of what day it is.

Our schedules are upended. The markers we usually depend on are gone. Weekdays have blurred into weekends.

Time has stood still.

However, today (it’s Sunday, by the way) is one of the most important days in the Christian faith.

Today is Easter.

For those of us who observe Holy Week, we are a bit more attuned to religious observations and know Passover, the meaningful holiday of my Jewish friends, is ongoing this week as well.

Whatever your religious affiliation, one thing is certain for all of us: these are going to be very different holidays, unlike any others we’ve celebrated before. For today, we will not be in our churches and will not be in large gatherings with our extended families.

Instead, some of us will be at home with our closest loved ones, while some of us will be at home by ourselves. My husband and I are alone for the 1st time ever. No children, no parents, no siblings, no cousins.  We're grateful to have each other. Even though, this isn't easy. 

But the situation doesn’t matter. The importance of the day is not the manner of celebration, but rather the commemoration!

Easter is a day of great hope, a fresh beginning, a new chance. It’s about grace that was given, and grace that still exists.

Passover, while commemorating something very different, is much the same — a day of promise and hope.

More than ever, we need that feeling of hope — that confidence in a promised future.

As it is said, it is always darkest before the dawn. In both  Easter and Passover, there were sad and fearsome events before the miracles occurred.

But the miracles did occur.

I hope you’ll use today to reach out to friends and loved ones alike. We may not be able to hold their hands, but we undoubtedly can touch their hearts through Zoom, Skype, Facetime or just the plain ol’ telephone.

Remind them: we will make it through this together — as history has proven time and time again. A bright and shining new day will dawn, and we will return to whatever our “normal” was before — but hopefully, a little bit stronger and a little bit better than before!

Pass on the good news of Easter!

God Bless You All,

Joette Calabrese

 

I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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29 thoughts on “Easter — A Day of Hope”

  1. Beverly says:

    He Is Risen

    1. Nancy says:

      The Lord is risen indeed.

  2. Melissa Kipe says:

    Thank you Joette!!!! Happy Easter to you too and thank you for the gift of health you share with us : )

    I just started my first Gateway study group and it’s just as wonderful as you said it would be.

  3. Maureen Smith says:

    You expressed my sentiments exactly. Thank you. Have a Blessed Easter celebration in our resurrected Lord. Thank you for all you do! ❤?

  4. Deanna Lynam says:

    Thank you Joette for sharing these words of Hope. So thankful that we can have a sure hope of Jesus coming again one day because of the Resurrection! May the LORD bless you!

  5. Melody says:

    God bless you! Thank you for your message and all that you do to help all of us. Happy Easter! He is risen!

  6. Maggie says:

    Christ is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!

  7. Michelle says:

    Thank you for your message. My family and Iook forward to reading of Jesus’s life, crucifixion and resurrection on this Sabbath day. It will be special time together. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  8. Muriel says:

    Thank you for sharing you thoughts and faith! He’s coming back for us… soon! Wahoo! Be blessed!

  9. Sharon says:

    Yes, and we celebrate with loud alleluias! A great victory over darkness and death.

  10. Melissa Utter says:

    Easter blessings to you and all! Alleluia! He lives!

  11. Melody says:

    Our Blessed Hope!
    Thank you for the timely reminder, Joette.

  12. Donna says:

    Amen, He is risen!

  13. Lisa says:

    Happy Easter Joette.
    Thank you for all your help

  14. Corinne says:

    Happy Easter Joette,
    I just received your link a few days ago. I am enjoying your emails and learning about what you have on your site. It is wonderful. I really enjoyed your message of hope today! Thank you it was just what I needed ?
    Easter is the important day of the year to me as well. I love Jesus. I believe this is the year we will have many miracles. When this quarantine is over life may not be the same, it will be much better.❤️ Thank you again and May God bless you over and over again for your wisdom that you share with others. Have a great day! ❤️

  15. Kathleen says:

    Amen! Thank you for all you give to us Joette, and Happy Easter to you and your family!

  16. Lyda Savoca says:

    Thank you Joette. That was very well put. “All things work together for good to them that love God…” (Romans 8:28) Somehow, even though it is hard to see right now, I know this whole thing will work for good. For one thing, I believe we will appreciate much more, the things we have taken for granted in the past. Hopefully freedom will have a much greater significance. Have a blessed day!

  17. Jan says:

    Such a beautiful message. Thank you for that ray of sunhsine!

  18. Janice Burlet says:

    Be blessed to be a blessing Joette! You indeed are a ray of hope in darkness and a very good teacher and encourager. Thank you for all you do! Jan…….MN

  19. Rose says:

    I am so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ.

  20. Heidi Grasse says:

    What a beautiful message filled with Truth. Thank you for sharing the hope that’s found in the resurrection of Jesus, available for us all.

  21. Meraf says:

    Well said Joette! There is definitely going to be light at the end of the tunnel.Thank you for all that you do.Your dedication to helping people stay healthy—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually— even in these difficult times is truly appreciated. Happy Easter to you and your family. God bless!

  22. Suzie says:

    Happy Resurrection Day. May God Bless you!

  23. Ruth says:

    Thanks for this, Joette. I don’t have time to do homeopathy right now with all my kids at home BUT I read your blog because I appreciate your perspective.

  24. Mary from NOLA says:

    Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia!

    Thank you and God bless you, Joette, for all you do. A Blessed Easter Monday, Week, and Season to you and your family. Pax!

  25. Thanks Joette for sharing your perspective! I am grateful for the meaning of Easter and Passover. Thankful for the hope provided through the resurrection of Jesus Christ that gives us hope for each day! May God’s peace, presence, provision and protection abound to you and your husband in this most unusual time.

  26. LindaT says:

    Passover has many connections to the risen Savior. He was the Lamb, the blood on the door post. All that were in the house were protected and is a picture of us being resurrected from the death angel [Whosoever will…]. The journey through the Red Sea is a picture of our baptism/mikvah. Mt Sinai is to receive our instruction as we walk this world [wilderness] until we get to the Promised Land. Blessings to all.

  27. Barb says:

    Thank you, Joette. God is using you in a very positive way. We are stuck at home much like the earliest Christians as they waited in fear. But we do not fear! He is Risen Indeed!

  28. Kathy Jorgensen says:

    For those that believe in the Messiah – Passover remembers His death – Day of First Fruits is the day He rose (the first day of the week during Unleavened Bread week) – Unleavened Bread is celebrated the day after Passover for a week.

    I agree, though, He IS Risen!

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