Published on YourTango on 4/6/12
Our world can change suddenly, like it did on Passover or Good Friday – how do you find a future?
Many things can drastically and suddenly change our lives. With the economy, we all know people who were doing well (or at least okay) who lost their job and as a result their whole world changed. Another person’s life may be changed when their spouse is injured in a car accident or diagnosed with cancer. And for another person, the change may be the result of relocating to a new town for the promise of a great new life. Whether the change comes in the form of a welcome or challenging motivator, facing the changed world can be hard and it is natural to wonder what the future will bring. Some will experience this as depression while others will experience other emotions.
In looking at facing a changing world, two religious celebrations happening at his time can give us suggestions. Passover (Pesach) is the Jewish celebration that remembers when God delivered the people from slavery in Egypt leading taking them to begin a long journey through the wilderness. Good Friday is when Christians remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus which drastically changed the world for his disciples who had shared their Passover meal the night before. Both of these religious celebrations provide lessons of what we can do after our world suddenly changes and we are wondering if there will be a future and what it will be like.