Surprised By Hope

John didn’t know on that Friday what you and I now know. He didn’t know that Friday’s tragedy would be Sunday’s triumph. John would later confess that he “did not yet …

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson

Easter Season ….The Rising of Eternal Light

Dying to the aspects of our nature that are obstacles….

to the awakening of our supernatural potential…..

This transformational season..

Is a time of the true internal spiritual journey…

The external ritual… is aimed at supporting and increasing the personal transformation….

which is generated by reliving the Easter story…

Easter ..is an opportunity to trace the path of transformation itself….

Easter leads us into the dark night of the soul ..the sense of the human despair of the feeling of the abandonment of God…….

The darkness becomes purification..fasting… from selfishness…..in order to behold  greater Light

to experience the essence of the human experience…in the true divine reality….

Easter is a mystical..spiritual experience...which opens the mind and heart beyond the realm of the senses…..

The very acceptance of these unacceptable times…..is part of the answer…

New depths of courage manifests…a strength that has gone beyond the self…an emptying of self …… and one discovers the deep running river of the soul….

The individual death of self-focused attitudes…sets us upon the foundation of our own resurrected life……

This is an opportunity to enter a spiritual freedom…prioritize our choices….overcome intolerance…

Easter..is the Gateway….

“It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement.”
― Eugene H. Peterson

Our Lord rose from the Dead three days after His crucifixion.   #lion #jesus #christ