On Easter Monday I wrote about how to more fully experience Easter. I’ve always enjoyed the Easter season, but this year, more than ever, I feel called to help others more fully experience the joy of the resurrection. Accordingly, I refer again to N. T. Wright, who writes that “we should be taking steps to celebrate Easter in creative ways: in art, literature, children’s games, poetry, music, dance, festivals, bells, specialty concerts, anything that comes to mind” (Surprised by Hope, 256). So how are you being intentional to celebrate Easter this year as the great festival that it’s supposed to be? Wright goes on to say, “If Lent is a time to give things up, Easter ought to be a time to take things up. . . . The forty days of the Easter season, until the ascension, ought to be a time to balance out Lent by taking something up, some new task or venture, something wholesome and fruitful and outgoing and self-giving” (257). So what new thing do you feel called to take up at this time, to help make Easter the season of new life that it’s supposed to be? As for me, although I officially began it during the season of Lent, this blog is a new ministry that I feel called to do at this time, and it is giving me life in this season of new life. I invite you to begin some new life-giving activity this Easter, and let the Lord use it to breathe new life into you. He has risen!