An Easter message…or three!

Here in the UK Easter Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays, and with the glorious weather we are currently having that is no bad thing!

But the Easter story itself is always a glorious thing! So it is good to remember the profound message of Easter promise and to dwell on the spiritual meaning of what Jesus achieved in his resurrection and ascension.

My Merseyside colleague, Irene Hall, has had her weekly “Thought for the Day” published in Liverpool’s Daily Post as an Easter message on rolling away the stones in our life.

“. . . SING of hope and faith uplifted, Love has rolled the stone away.” These words from the Christian Science hymnal are a joyous reminder that Easter is about our freedom from whatever obstacles we’re facing.

In the Resurrection, the stone was rolled away from the door of the tomb where Jesus was buried. Jesus had overcome cruelty, injustice, hatred and even death – proving that divine Life and Love is infinitely stronger, and ultimately the only power.

Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science, wrote: “Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith . . . ” The message for each of us – go forward.

Then, as the hymn concludes: “Every day will be an Easter filled with benedictions new.”

Irene Hall, Christian Science Committeeon Publication for Merseyside

And if you want to think a bit more about Easter, here is an audio “Thought for the Day”, called Resurrection Now – a Daily Lift from Christian Science lecturer Maryl Walters.

And, finally a thought from a comment on Easter by Mary Baker Eddy that we can carry with us at all times…

Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years. Those sacred words of our beloved Master, “Let the dead bury their dead,” and “Follow thou me,” appeal to daily Christian endeavors for the living whereby to exemplify our risen Lord. (“Church Manual”, p. 60)




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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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