Hope for eternal life: That's what Easter is all about. Victory over death, and death to sin. The more you study religion, the more you become aware of your own moral failings. What makes it so hard for many unchurched people to accept religion is believing that God could ever be so merciful as to forgive us for some of the rotten things we have done in our lives. But He really is that great of a God, capable of more mercy than we could ever imagine. Taking that to heart is what changes people's lives, casting out the bitterness many of us feel, and learning to wholeheartedly love Our Creator, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten son, to the end that all who believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Palm Sunday video
Just in time for Easter, I finished editing the video I took at the March 16 Palm Sunday procession through downtown Staunton, and I posted it on YouTube:
Blog highlights have been compiled for the years 2010-2012 thus far, and eventually will be compiled for earlier years, back to 2002.
The "home made" blog organization system that I created was instituted on November 1, 2004, followed by several functional enhancements in subsequent years. I make no more than one blog post per day on any one category, so some posts may cover multiple news items or issues. Blog posts appear in the following (reverse alphabetical) order, which may differ from the chronological order in which the posts were originally made: