What is the message of the Easter season? The answer is, Resurrection! And what does the term resurrection mean in Christian Science? Mary Baker Eddy defines the word resurrection in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 593) as, "Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding."

We are the children of the resurrection when, with childlike trust and spiritual desire, we commence the great task of spiritualization of thought by living and working for the things of Spirit. Spiritualization of thought gives clarity of mind and buoyancy of body. It ushers in the precious gift of spiritual joy to eclipse the counterfeit pleasure in things material.

Our Way-shower, Christ Jesus, rose from the dead. His resurrection was twofold. It consisted of spiritualization of thought and consequently restoration of the body. This spiritualization was so vital, so dynamic, that it raised him bodily from the grave. His thought was so flooded with spiritual strength and the glorious enlightenment of spiritual love that the earth quaked, the stone was rolled from the tomb, and he stepped into the bright light of the first Easter morning.

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