A father took his little boy to a pet shop to pick out a puppy for his birthday present. For half an hour he looked at the assortment in the window. “Decided which one you want?” asked his Daddy. “Yes,” the little fellow replied, pointing to one which was enthusiastically wagging his tail. “I want the one with the happy ending.”

For all the tears of sorrow, disappointment, and tragedy of Lent Easter is a Happy Ending to this season. Christ’s glorious resurrection has turned them into tears of joy. Tears on Easter? Yes, tears of a happy ending to sorrow, death, and tragedy. Now we can say “HAPPY EASTER” and really mean it! (John R. Brokhoff, Lent: A Time of Tears)

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