This weekend Catholics and other Christians will celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, beginning with his sacrifice on the cross on Good Friday. Christians believe that through His sacrifice on the cross, Christ took on the sins of the world and redeemed humanity. While our actions are minimal compared to Christ’s, we too are called to sacrifice for not just our own good, but the good of others.
When reading articles such as Jaci Wendel’s feature on students who chose to serve communities in need on Spring Break or Lauren Trumbull’s piece on students’ involvement in the upcoming Special Olympics, it is apparent that DeSales students, whether Christian or not, continue to demonstrate the principles of sacrifice and service. It is even visible in the athletes on the baseball and softball teams, who understand the need to set aside their own self-interests in order to achieve a common goal and continue to sacrifice constant hours of practice in an effort to become the best team they can be. These are just a few of the many examples of students demonstrating hard work and sacrifice.
So this Easter weekend I ask that we all remember that we are constantly called to make sacrifices that often conflict with our own self-interests. Yet the sacrifices we make have a purpose, and there is fulfillment to be gained through our personal accomplishments or helping of others. Lastly, I hope we all remember Christ as an example of service and the ultimate sacrifice he made for us.
A&E and Online Editor