Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday Re-Imagined


This blog will post on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, the day that Christians around the world will be mourning the brutal death of God's son, Jesus. His family and friends were in deep morning on the Friday. And we mourn for all beings brutally murdered knowing that each one is made in the image and likeness of the Perfect Life of God -- we are all God's children.

Although Christianity has kept the cross as its symbol, the true symbol should be the empty tomb! The true meaning of Easter is rebirth and eternal life. The good news that the women shared that Easter morning is: "He lives! He lives!"

It came to pass.  

These are profound words of wisdom. Things come into our lives, difficult things, challenging events, disappointments and betrayals and all of them came to pass. Not only did it come about but every current situation will change. It must change for that is the nature of life.

If you are going through a time of challenge, open up to the message that "it came to pass." If you are going through a betrayal, remember Jesus' powerful words from the cross, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

Can you forgive the unforgivable? Jesus taught us how. So did the Dalai Lama. So did Viktor Frankl. Let's practice opening our hearts to those who have broken them. 

Good Friday is a great time to remember to forgive deeply.

In my life remembering that the people who have hurt me, abandoned me, disappointed me or left me, did it because they did not know who they were. They did not know that whatever they did to another, they did also to themselves. This is the beauty of living in oneness. There is only one of us. "I am you, you are me, We are one."

Have a profound and sacred Good Friday and Easter.