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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Miryam (Mary) from Magdala went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she came running to Shim‘on Kefa (Simon Peter) and the other talmid (disciple), the one Yeshua (Jesus) loved, and said to them, “They’ve taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they’ve put him!”

Then Kefa and the other talmid started for the tomb. They both ran, but the other talmid outran Kefa and reached the tomb first. Stooping down, he saw the linen burial-sheets lying there but did not go in. Then, following him, Shim‘on Kefa arrived, entered the tomb and saw the burial-sheets lying there, also the cloth that had been around his head, lying not with the sheets but in a separate place and still folded up. Then the other talmid, who had arrived at the tomb first, also went in; he saw, and he trusted. (They had not yet come to understand that the Tanakh teaches that the Messiah has to rise from the dead.)

So the talmidim returned home, but Miryam stood outside crying. As she cried, she bent down, peered into the tomb, and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Yeshua had been, one at the head and one at the feet. “Why are you crying?” they asked her. “They took my Lord,” she said to them, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”

 As she said this, she turned around and saw Yeshua standing there, but she didn’t know it was he.  Yeshua said to her, “Lady, why are you crying? Whom are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you’re the one who carried him away, just tell me where you put him; and I’ll go and get him myself.” Yeshua said to her, “Miryam!” Turning, she cried out to him in Hebrew, “Rabbani!” (that is, “Teacher!”)  “Stop holding onto me,” Yeshua said to her, “because I haven’t yet gone back to the Father. But go to my brothers, and tell them that I am going back to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”  Miryam of Magdala went to the talmidim with the news that she had seen the Lord and that he had told her this.  John 18:1-18

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God is so very tender

“The splendor light of heaven’s glorious sunrise is about to break upon us in holy visitation, all because the merciful heart of our God is so very tender.”  Luke 1:78 (From Zechariah’s Prophecy after the birth and circumcision of his son, John, “God is gracious.”)

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A Gentle Voice

“How can you wake children in a more kindly way than by a gentle Voice that will not frighten them, but will merely remind them that the night is over and the light has come?  You do not inform them that the nightmares that frightened them so badly are not real, because children believe in magic.  You merely reassure them that they are safe now.  Then you train them to recognize the difference between sleeping and waking, so they will understand they need not be afraid of dreams.  And so when bad dreams come, they will themselves call on the light to dispel them.”  The Course in Miracles 6:V:2

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All is Well

“Everything is fine.”  Josephine Fridinger

This quote does not offer much insight, but the way it came to me 19 years after it was written from my mother is. I had been feeling her absence a little more acutely and wishing for some encouragement from her. As I was reading, the postcard–that I use for a bookmark–on which the above is written, fell out of the book and the words sprang off the paper in a mystic greeting. Elatedly, I began to cry. Thanks, Mom, everything is fine!

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Kindness

“All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing.  I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had.  I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance.  They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt.  They came from the Holy Spirit within you, and we know what God creates is eternal.” 
A Course in Miracles

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Ask

“Let us ask the Father in my name to keep you mindful of His love for you and yours for Him.”  A Course in Miracles