Dayenu (“it would have been enough”) is a song that is part of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Jesus Christ Has Risen Today is a Christian Easter hymn. These songs and other element of these two powerful religious holidays can guide us to a healthy, balanced, and life giving self-esteem. To sing “it would have been enough,” for example, is to say we must live into the eternal now. And, in like manner to proclaim that the spirit of love can arise from suffering and defeat, is to witness to the Easter message. This Sunday we will explore and celebrate these seasonal lessons.
Rev. Stephen Shick is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson where he served as Senior Minister. As a parish minister he has also served our congregations in Haverhill, MA and Portland, ME. He is author of two Skinner House books, Be the Change and Consider the Lilies.