My favorite part of Easter morning is putting the flowers on our crown of thorns (a tradition we have done now for 10 years). It is a reminder to me that no sin is greater than God's love and that no matter what our past has been, we can begin anew.
God continues to journey with us today, and this journey comes to fulfillment in the Resurrection. All the pain, suffering, mistakes, sins, successes, and failures of the human family are brought to new life in the risen Jesus. “To remember what God has done and continues to do for me, for us, to remember the road we have traveled; this is what opens our hearts to hope for the future.” (Pope Francis, Homily at the Easter Vigil, 30 March 2013)