I mentioned that I am Catholic, and Easter is a really important time for me and my family. We have a rich tradition of solemn Holy Week services followed by a joyful celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. In the Roman Catholic Church, it is a more important liturgical holiday than Christmas. For me, celebrating a shared faith is definitely a key to happy living. And even though not all members of my extended family share my Catholic faith, getting to spend quality time with them over good food will always be a happy event.
And very early in the morning on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ But when they looked they saw that the stone – which was very big – had already been rolled back. On entering the tomb they saw a young man in a white robe seated on the right-hand side, and they were struck with amazement. But he said to them, ‘There is no need to be so amazed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen, he is not here. – Mark 16:2-6