Easter has come; Christ has risen and now we must take it all. Usually the week after Easter goes a little more slowly. Unlike our area, in many cities the week after Easter is spring break. While all Catholic schools are usually off the week after Easter, in many places so are the public schools. Look no farther than Cincinnati and Cleveland to see this. This is a bygone remnant of when almost everyone either took the week off after Easter, or considerably slowed down their schedule. What better week than Easter week to slow down and ponder our good fortune.
What better way to show gratitude for our good fortune than to help those whom we know need it, as well as those whom we personally don’t know. Let’s use this week to relax a little and move away from our fretting and hand-wringing over things that really aren’t that important. Jesus showed us what is truly important, and we would all do well to remember the lessons we learned during Lent, lest we become the same people we were before Lent. – David Hartline
Dave Hartline is a Catholic writer, who graduated from Marion Catholic High School and Ohio University. He has also been a Catholic school teacher, coach and administrator in the Diocese of Columbus. He currently is the Stewardship and Development Director at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Powell. He is the author of various articles as well as two Catholic books. He is the author of an upcoming book on unreported “Good News” in the Catholic Church which will be published by St. Benedict Press in late 2013 or early 2014.