The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged people to choose a “better future for all” as we emerge from the pandemic, BBC reported.
Justin Welby encouraged people to ensure acts of love, charity, and international aid are maintained.
The Easter service at Canterbury Cathedral took place with no congregation due to coronavirus rules.
The Most Reverend Welby said: “The last year is yet another cruel period of history taking from us those who we loved, ending lives cruelly and tragically… we have certain hope and a changed future, we will be reunited with those who we loved.”
He went on: “In this country, in this world, we have a choice over the next few years. We can go on as before Covid, where the most powerful and the richest gain and so many fall behind. We have seen where that left us.
“Or we can go with the flooding life and purpose of the resurrection of Jesus, which changes all things, and choose a better future for all.”
He also said that “the overwhelming generosity of God to us should inspire the same by us, in everything from private acts of love and charity to international aid generously maintained”.
“We have received overwhelmingly, so let us give generously,” he said.