On this day over 2 billion Christians around the world are celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and the great joy and hope the Easter season brings.  It is a hope which transcends world circumstances, such as the killing of Christians in Kenya, that we find ourselves struggling to comprehend.  

On the 10th anniversary of his death (2nd April), Saint John Paul II reminds us still of the great hope Christians have.  Facing dehumanising political systems and much resignation in the Church, the great Pontiff said “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” 

Each new child that enters a family is also both a gift and a new miracle, bringing with it hope for what that child’s life is and might be.  We thought we would celebrate Easter Sunday on our blog with this clip which celebrates the miracle each new life is – a great miracle so many of us have been privileged to experience firsthand and a great reason for hope:

Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts is co-editor of MercatorNet's blog on population issues, Demography is Destiny. While she has a background as a barrister, writing has been a life-long passion and she has contributed...