Awake, listening, and engaged: A resurrection story to call your own

“Did not our heart burn within us?” (Luke 24:32). This was a question two of Christ Jesus’ disciples asked themselves after having a surprise encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus and then dining with him. The disciples were left in awe, awakened to the glory of the resurrection, which revealed to them that Life is deathless, victorious, and immortal. This revolutionized their lives.

Easter is about Life, not death, and demonstrates that God is the Life of all and that we are forever at one with God. Christ Jesus knew that his triumph over death confirmed all that he had taught and that this would forever transform lives. The Christ, which Jesus embodied, is God’s expression of practical Truth. It is the Christ, Truth, that brings us into a consciousness of Love’s power and rolls away the stone, whether that stone is experienced as discord, chaos, or crisis. It is the Christ, Truth, that wakes us up to the might of divine Life and inspires us to be more fearlessly engaged in our own lives. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection prove that it’s possible to rise beyond the so-called pains and pleasures of material sense into a higher and holier idea of life as eternal, immortal. We can expect to learn some of what the disciples learned as “... they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 34).

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