Happy Easter!

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6

“Happy Easter, Habibti!”

My friends warmly greeted me in the hall this morning on our way to the Easter breakfast at school. They spoke the words ‘Happy Easter’ with slow and┬ádeliberate pronunciation. Maybe it’s like the way I say, “Eid Mubarak,” to them during Muslim holy days, trying to get the syllables in the correct order.

We ate and chatted with teachers, administration, office and maintenance staffs around a full spread of Arab and other breakfast cuisines today. A breakfast on our last day of school before we take our annual Holy Week holiday from school. A breakfast to celebrate the holiest of Christian holidays. Our staff, from a dozen countries–Christians, Muslims, Hindus–all saying, “Happy Easter.”

The Easter mural on the whiteboard, drawn by our Muslim art teacher.

 

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