Easter: how Christ transforms us

Easter ushers in opportunities for a fresh sense of transformation in the landscape of our lives. On the simple level of seasons shifting, bursts of bright yellow daffodils and purple crocuses break through hardened earth. On a much deeper level, Easter resonates as the time of Christ Jesus’ complete and perfect demonstration of the reign of good, God, eternal Life. Jesus rose above lies, physical pain, and death; and his unequivocal victory opens the possibilities for our own sense of resurrection or revitalization of good right where we are. 

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy defines resurrection metaphysically as “spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding” (p. 593). In a spiritual sense, resurrection occurs as a result of gaining a deeper understanding of Life, God, and of man as inseparable from God and His goodness. Any individual is “resurrected” in proportion to that person’s understanding of divine Life and a willingness and commitment to participate in and have profound gratitude for spiritualized thinking.

Jesus’ understanding of Life was proved with such a resounding sense of fullness that it enabled him to escape the tomb and reappear to his disciples with the same wounded body that they believed was entombed forever in a sepulcher. In just three days, Jesus emerged with the most significant message mankind has ever received: Life is eternal, indestructible; and yes, goodness reigns.

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The power of innocence
March 26, 2018

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