Williams: “In the face of this pandemic- while many traditional celebrations cannot be held- we can carry those values as we observe the holiday in our homes.”
Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams released the following statement today, as the Christian community celebrates Easter.
“I want to wish all who are celebrating today a blessed Easter. This is one of the holiest days of the year to Christians worldwide, and its themes of righteousness, redemption and resurrection go beyond personal creed. In the face of this pandemic- while many traditional celebrations cannot be held- we can carry those values as we observe the holiday in our homes.
“Easter Sunday is about hope. The hope that amid loss and grief, in the face of trials we may undergo and tribulations we may be subject to, we can persevere to overcome them and be stronger for it. The triumph and joy of Resurrection Sunday comes only after the suffering and struggle of Good Friday. In heartbreak, hope.
“We can also take forth from Easter Sunday the values espoused by Jesus Christ- to be loyal to family, gracious to friends, kind to strangers, and of aid to those in need. In that spirit and in unity, I hope you have a powerful and meaningful holiday.”