50 Inspiring Quotes for Easter Day That You Can Share with Your Loved Ones
2020 has been a very trying year for many of us. Millions have lost loved ones due to the coronavirus that plagued all over the world. Many lost their jobs and are left with just coupons to food kitchens. Some risked their lives as front liners to help make other people’s lives easier during lockdown while people still pranced about not wearing masks.
And this year, I know we’re all hoping and praying for it to be a better year. That slowly, we get to return to a life where we can meet up with our families, hang out with our friends after work, and just be able to go outside without the fear of getting sick.
And what better season to lift our hopes up than Easter, right? Here, we have compiled 50 inspiring quotes that you could share to your loved ones this Easter Day
What is Easter?
In the Christian calendar, Easter is observed as the most important feast day since the earliest days of the Church. It is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, three days after he was executed – a representation of good championing over evil, sin, and death.
Easter also marks the end of the Lent or more commonly known as the Holy Week.
When is Easter?
Easter does not have a fixed date which is why it is called a ‘movable feast’. But it is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon between March 22 and April 25.
This year, 2021, Easter Sunday is celebrated on April 4. And the week leading up to this day is called the Holy Week.
The Days of the Holy Week
The Holy Week is composed of four days namely (1) Palm Sunday, (2) Maundy Thursday, (3) Good Friday, and lastly (4) Easter Sunday.
March 28, 2021
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before we celebrate Easter Sunday and marks the first day of the Holy Week. This day is in celebration of Jesus’s arrival in Jerusalem on a donkey where crowds of people came out of the city to greet him by throwing down palm branches on the road.
During this day, Churches often give out small crosses created from palm leaves as a reminder of that day and his death on the cross. Most Christian homes keep this symbol as proof of their faith.
April 1. 2021
Maundy Thursday starts on the evening of the Thursday before Easter. This day serves as a reminder among Christians when Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples and the sacrifice he made for mankind.
Referred to by Christians as the Last Supper, this day is celebrated by sharing bread and wine with each other usually in a church service called the Holy Communion.
April 2, 2021
Good Friday commemorates the execution of Jesus Christ through crucifixion. It is the day of mourning usually remembered with special services that honor Christ’s suffering and ultimately his death on the cross and what this meant for their faith.
Some heavily religious countries also do Good Friday processions and some even have re-enactments of the crucifixion.
April 4, 2021
Easter Sunday is the day of the resurrection of Jesus after he was crucified and his body was buried in a cave tomb. In the story of the Bible, the tomb was guarded by Roman soldiers with a giant stone put over its entrance. And then on Sunday, Mary Magdalene and his disciples visited the tomb where they found that the stone had been moved and the body of Jesus gone.
His followers realized that this was an act of God raising Jesus from the dead which was why Christians call this the resurrection.
50 Inspiring Quotes for Easter
The Holy Week is a week of faith, love, suffering and mourning, and hope. Let’s take that path and celebrate each day with a set of quotes.
The Day of Faith
2. “You become a hypocrite when you can’t freely be at peace with others, but you can carry green palm leaves to church to commemorate “palm Sunday”! Throw those palm leaves somewhere; and lay your life down for someone to walk on and get to the destined land!” ― Israelmore Ayivor
3. “Of course, if you can pretend to be strong all your life, then you can be very comforting to those around you.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
4. “Hey, King! Where’s your crown, where’s your Cadillac? I’ve never seen a king before — on a donkey’s back.” — Paul Grant & Marian Palmer
5. “But Palm Sunday tells us that […] it is the cross that is the true tree of life.” — Pope Benedict XVI
6. “A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.” — Dwight L. Moody
7. “I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.” — William P. Young
8. Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
O’er captive death and conquered sin”
— Hymn by Henry Hart Milman
9. “Palm Sunday’s thought: Life is full of ups and downs. Glorify God during the ups and fully trust in Him during the downs.” — Unknown
10. “Lord, we lift up your name. With hearts full of praise; Be exalted, O Lord my God! Hosanna in the highest!” — Carl Tuttle
11. “When Christ entered into Jerusalem the people spread garments in the way: when He enters into our hearts, we pull off our own righteousness, and not only lay it under Christ’s feet but even trample upon it ourselves.” — Augustus Toplady
12. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” — Dwight L. Moody
The Day of Love and Sharing
14. “The Bread that we need each day to grow in eternal life, makes of our will a docile instrument of the Divine Will; sets the Kingdom of God within us; gives us pure lips, and a pure heart with which to glorify his holy name.” — Edith Stein
15. “It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.” — Padre Pio
16. “I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ …; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.” — St. Ignatius of Antioch
17. “If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ’s love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude.” — St. Angela of Foligno
18. “God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.” — St. Maximilian Kolbe
19. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, it produces Love. — Saint Thomas Aquinas
20. “The best way to economize time is to ‘lose’ half an hour each day attending Holy Mass.” — Frederic Ozanam
21. “I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.” — William P. Young
The Day of Suffering and Mourning
23. “Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.” — William Barclay
24. “Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.” — Basil Hume
25. “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.” — Soren Kierkegaard
26. “The cross is a one time visual representation of God’s grief over sin.” — Dean L. Harvey
27. “The darkest hours are just before dawn.” — English Proverb
28. “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies and became the random of the world. It was a perfect act.” — Mahatma Gandhi
29. “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” — William Penn
30. “So shall we join the disciples of our Lord, keeping faith in Him in spite of the crucifixion, and making ready, by our loyalty to Him in the days of His darkness, for the time when we shall enter into His triumph in the days of His light.” — Philip Ledyard Cuyler
The Day of Resurrection and Hope
32. “God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.” — Bede Griffiths
33. “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” — Janine di Giovanni
34. “The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” — Deepak Chopra
35. “Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.” — T. D. Jakes
36. “Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.” — Reba McEntire
37. “The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.” — Henry Knox Sherrill
38. “Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven, so life extends beyond the soil of the earth.” — Byron Pulsifer
39. “But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust.” — Walter Raleigh
40. “Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.” — Albert Lighton
41. “He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
42. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” — Lady Bird Johnson
43. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
44. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu
45. “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” — Christopher Reeve
46. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn
47. “Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” — Victor Hugo
48. “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring.” — Bernard Williams
49. “Easter tells us of something children can’t understand, because it addresses things they don’t yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness.” — Frederica Mathewes-Green
50. “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” — Robert Flatt