At the heart of the Christian faith is the story of God becoming man, dying, and rising from the grave. Jesus sacrificed himself to restore humanity to the way it was meant to be: humans living in harmony with God seated as King of a perfect creation.
N.T. Wright, an Anglican bishop and professor at St. Andrews, explains the significance of Easter:
The message of the resurrection is that this world matters! That the injustices and pains of this present world must now be addressed with the news that healing, justice and love have won… If Easter means Jesus Christ is only raised in a spiritual sense – [then] it is only about me, and finding a new dimension in my spiritual life. But if Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead, Christianity becomes good news for the whole world – news which warms our hearts precisely because it isn’t just about warming hearts.
In other words, Easter tells us that Christianity is not simply concerned about the state of our souls, but also the physical world– its brokenness and redemption. Easter means that what we eat and how we live matters.