Easter and Passover and Ramadan

This year’s religious holiday season has three major religions celebrating three major holidays all at the same time.

Easter, Passover and Ramadan rarely all fall in the same calendar space.

This year is different than many years past.

We all know Easter marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection.

Many are aware of the Jewish Passover, which marks the deliverance of the Jewish people from centuries of slavery in ancient Egypt.

Ramadan is the Moslem holiday marking the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

From Jesus we are persuaded that God is the loving father of all life, as incapable of showing favour as the universal sun. In the parable of the laborers, Jesus tells us that all men were brothers – sinners alike and beloved sons alike – of this divine father.

All whom God takes unto the kingdom, he taught, God serves alike; there is no distinction in his treatment, because there is no measure to his bounty.

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The Jewish Passover

The Jewish Passover is a time for Jews to celebrate their delivery from slavery in Egypt.

It is no coincidence that Easter and Passover are forever connected with the story of Jesus, Rome, iniquity, slaughter, religious persecution, and on and on.

During the traditional Seder dinner – which was Jesus’s last meal, his Last Supper – Jews eat bitter herbs during the celebration Seder to remind them of the horrible years of slavery.

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