Jesus's life was not taken from him on the cross, it was offered, just as it was every moment of the hours and minutes and days he clocked here in the flesh. An offering that is wasted on us if we don't receive and duplicate, duplicate and offer up...laying our own lives and all the baggage that clings, down with cries of "Not my will, but yours be done!" even through terrified, clenched teeth.
Easter is for everyday because the Gospel is for everyday.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.