We come to this very special holy weekend. Christians are gathering around the empty tomb and great celebration of Easter Sunday and Jews are gathering around a Seder Table and celebrating God's power to hear our cries and free people from oppression. While our theologies are different, these holy times really speak of the same truths. God has heard people crying out for help in the midst of hopelessness and pain. The message of both Passover and Easter is that God clearly hears our pain and suffering and reaches down with loving hands to help us find a better life.