Last Easter (2012) met an old friend whom I hadn’t seen for 30 years. We discussed a number of things and then we talked about the Easter holiday. He was of the view that he would rather believe in the Easter bunny and in Santa Claus, than in God because they were a lot more fun.

A lot of other people I know have the same tongue in cheek opinion and certainly authors like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion); the late Christopher Hitchens (God is not great), and Sam Harris (End of faith) have popularised the view that God is a myth, and all religion is dangerous.

The most important thing a person can do in life is to embrace the Truth. When one embraces the truth one understands the difference between superstition and the super natural. One is aware of the difference between mythology and history. One understands the reason for the season, and one knows that behind every grand and intelligent design there is a Grand and Intelligent Designer.

Mahatma Ghandi said that ‘Truth is God.” Jesus said to Phillip prior to that very first Easter “I and the Father are one…… If you have seen me you have seen God” (John 14:9,10)

The most important thing we can do is to embrace the Truth.

 Graeme Ballard