Reflections on Easter Sunday – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Kite Flying at Eater in GuyanaKite Flying at Easter – Interior of Guyana

Photo by James Broscombe 2010 (


Easter Sunday. Christians across the United States and around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after his death by crucifixion. In Guyana, the sky above the coastline vibrates with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes.

Growing up in a working class family in a British colony, I connected with Jesus’ life and world. He, too, came from the working class and lived in a country ruled by the foreign power of his day: the Roman Empire.

Accounts of Jesus’ teachings and work in the gospels of the New Testament reveal a man fearless in criticizing the excesses, self-righteousness, vanity, and hypocrisy of religious leaders in his community. They chided Jesus for mixing with bad-johns, women of ill-repute, people of other religions; and for disregarding their religious dictates. Through his actions…

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  • Dmitri Allicock  On 04/01/2013 at 12:17 am

    Wishing you an
    fresh with new joys
    & new promises…
    blessed with
    love & happiness!

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 04/01/2013 at 4:38 pm

    Cyril, a Happy Easter Monday to you and your helpers at Guyanese Online. Thanks for sharing my post.

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