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Every Day an Easter

Every Day an Easter By Mitiku Adisu This Sunday, May 5, Ethiopians will be celebrating Easter. You may be wondering why a second Easter is necessary having had one on 31 March. The short end of it is that Eastern and Western Churches do have different traditions. Should that then be reason for not joining in or for thinking difference in tradition “gives a divided witness?”[1] Not at all; for it is only fitting that we celebrate the Risen Christ a second, a third, nay, daily, and year round. Jesus is alive. We worship One who entered time clothed in the garb of our humanity to show us the love and forgiveness of God by removing the wall of sin that separated us from the Holy One of Israel, and from one another to give us peace, a new community, a living hope and a future. There is a redeemer,  Jesus, God's own Son, Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,  Holy One,         Jesus my redeemer,         Name above all names,        Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,        

Why Spend Money On What Is Not Bread?

Why Spend Money On What Is Not Bread? Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. [Isaiah 55:2] The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone.Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for foo