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Perhaps we wished others a “Happy Easter” on our way out of the grocery store or the mall. Perhaps we shared our own witness of the life-changing power of God’s love — and his mercy on all of us (for none is worthy of Christ’s saving grace). Those are great things to do — routinely, not just once a year. Easter’s meaning accompanies us on our daily journey through this secular culture, so let’s be prepared to give account of the joy that’s within us.

Forget the vapid, secularized messages of the White HouseEaster” event. Let’s shout the life-changing message of Easter: Jesus lives.

 Rebecca Hagelin can be reached at