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What is Good Friday All About?

April 19, 2014

Today is Good Friday…. the day Jesus was crucified and Easter Sunday is the day he ascended through the resurrection.   

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Read the story in the Bible at Matthew chapter 26 – 28 or Luke 22-24 for the full story.  

Jesus came to show us the way… not to do it for us… he taught only LOVE. The message he shared is timeless and the parables apply to everything we do and experience today IF we are willing to let thought go higher to the spiritual meaning of the actions in his time and of what is going on today.  

Sharing the Easter story in easy to understand terms…

Jesus was crucified for doing good and not “playing the game.”  Games continue today in many aspects of our lives and his resurrection was to show us the way to overcoming evil with good always and rising higher in our thought of what Life really is about.   

He was betrayed by one of his own followers for money.. we see that today people selling out for money.. no difference then or now. 

Pontius Pilate the governor and representative of Caesar “crowed sourced” what do do with Jesus by asking: Matthew 27:22 & 23 “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.” 

It seems the public is always wanting to crucify someone for their beliefs… 

For the next 3 days.. think about what this story means to mankind and how you fit in the picture.  

What is your role in history?  

What is your purpose and reason for being? 

Jesus knew he had a purpose on earth and as he was being crucified with the other malefactos he said Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”  

How can we take that lesson today with forgiveness and Love?  

Take a few moments to read the story in Matthew or in Luke to understand the persecution of good and what your place is in the resurrection of thought.  

Easter Sunday signifies a new reality of what life really is…..Spiritual not material and Jesus proved it.  Think about the words you hear at any funeral, they reference the resurrection and the fact that Love Lives On! Jesus proved it for all mankind to have hope and understanding of this reality.  The crucifixion and resurrection uplift faith to understanding of eternal Life.  

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Rejoice with those around you this weekend and celebrate the unconditional Love, God has for you.  You are so loved and you need to feel and KNOW that no matter what the past has been.  There is only the NOW and going forward with new understanding and light.  The resurrection shows us the way to only good and life eternal.

The first step toward WORLD peace is  knowing there is ONE God who surrounds and protects us all WHEN we listen and follow doing only good.  Overcoming evil with good under all circumstances.  Then… we have to LOVE our neighbor as ourselves.  This means you have to LOVE yourself first so you can share that Spirit and BE the reflection of the LOVE that created you! 

Every day can be an Easter filled with benedictions new!  

Have a beautiful weekend and start each day new with the LOVE of Christ in your heart.  

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Good Friday and the Easter Message

March 30, 2013

The message of Easter on Good Friday!

 

Good FridayWorld peace comes through learning, respect and kindness to allow all mankind to think and believe the way they want without judgement, criticism from anyone for their beliefs

Living the Golden Rule…. treating others the way we would want to be treated is an ethical principle embraced by all faiths.

By understanding how different individuals think, we can learn tolerance and give each other the right to share without harm to ourselves by just listening and trying to learn how others think.  We might just find that good is at the bottom of all behavior, most people try and do their highest sense of right every single day.* It might not be what we would do but we have to appreciate that everyone is doing the best they can.

As we allow our beliefs to be shared we come together as one in Love and consideration for all no matter what the doctrine.  

On a personal note we are getting ready for a celebration dinner on Easter Sunday with friends. Going to an interfaith sunrise service on Sunday which we have never done, so am expecting an exhilarating experience with our community coming together to rejoice the risen savior.

Jesus was crucified for living his beliefs and loving God.  He humanly died for what he believed in.  We embrace the fact that his resurrection is our resurrection…….the raising up of our thought to a spiritual level.   In a nut shell we believe… Jesus came to show us the way… not to do it for us.  We have the responsibility to live our highest sense of right everyday and let our light shine through our actions. Jesus, the Christ idea, showed us by example with his living and healing all manner of sickness, sin and disease. He PROVED that life is eternal on Easter Sunday.  This was his purpose and reason for being.

Have a beautiful weekend.

We are really all one in Love!