"If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he has to say, and make fun of it."
We started this editorial with two quotes about Jesus Christ that are very different from each other, but in reality reflect the life of the world we live in today.
Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and at the same time a part of God and that he came to earth in order to suffer, die and wipe away the original sin of man forever.
We live in a society where everything goes and anything can be purchased, where children are not allowed to play in safety without adult supervision, where there is no tolerance or respect shown to anyone.
Jesus, through his teachings, instructed us to love one another, to forgive our enemies and to turn the other cheek.
He also gave us hope for an eternal salvation.
Easter is a time to celebrate the teachings of Christ and enjoy time with family. It's a time for children's laughter. It's time to relish the brand new green, yellow, red and white of spring.
It's also a time to celebrate the fact that because our country was founded on Christian principals, it still is the beacon of hope for our world.
Jesus didn't ask anything of us except to be decent people and to accept him as the way eternal rest in Heaven. He is celebrated today by Christians and men of peace through out the world as a divine leader - someone to strive to be like.
Let us not follow Thomas Carlyle's dire prediction.
On this day let us drop to our knees in our homes or our churches and thank our God for coming to earth and holding out his hand to us.
From all of here at The Covington News and our families, have a happy and peaceful Easter.