An Economist Reflects on Easter

Prof. Ian Harper is a leading Australian economist and a board member of Ridley Melbourne.

Find here a wonderful piece he wrote for the Australian Financial Review about Easter.

We are surrounded by death every day; not just literal death but the figurative death of projects, businesses, and plans we might have for the future.  Things are always dying but the Easter message is that this is not the end of the story.  In the midst of death and decay there is new life (eggs) and life in abundance (rabbits).  And this is not just about life after death―the ‘pie in the sky when you die’ view of Christian hope.  Of course, this is a very real part of the Easter story.  But Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and life in abundance.”  This refers to the here and now.  The abundant life we are promised is not one rich in material goods―that may or may not be our lot―but a life rich in hope and love.


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