I read an article by Igor Ovsannykov where he wrote, “Try to open your mind, see things from a different perspective, help out others, be thankful for what you have, stop being materialistic, make the best of every situation, kill sadness, think positive, do what makes you happy, reach for your goal, stop feeling sorry for yourself, be happy for others success, cut jealousy, conquer greed and be your best self.” I believe that this gives us much to reflect on. As we take time this week to quiet ourselves as we celebrate Holy Week perhaps it is a good time for us to look at our lives as well. Reflecting on what Jesus modeled and suffered during the days leading up to his crucifixion gives us pause for thought.
As the Dalai Lama XIV said, “An open heart is an open mind.” Let us open our minds and hearts during this Holy Week so that we too may rise in a new way this Easter.
Pat Schifini, OSU