“This is Palm Sunday, the celebration of victory, and the acceptance of the truth. Let us not spend this holy week brooding on the crucifixion of God’s Son, but happily in the celebration of his release. For Easter is the sign of peace, not pain. A slain Christ has no meaning. But a RISEN Christ becomes the symbol of the Son of God’s forgiveness upon himself; the sign he looks upon himself as healed and whole. This week begins with palms and ends with lilies, the white and holy sign the Son of God is innocent. Let no dark signs of crucifixion intervene between the journey and its purpose; between the acceptance of the truth and its expression.” ACIM
And Jesus is very emphatic when it comes to expressing the Truth about the Resurrection. Quite simply the resurrection established the whole return of God’s son to sanity, not the crucifixion.
“This week we celebrate eternal life, not death. And we honor the perfect purity of the Son of God, and not his sins. Offer each other the gift of lilies, not the crown of thorns; the gift of love, and not the “gift” of fear. You stand beside each other, thorns in one hand and lilies in the other, uncertain which to give. Join now with me, and throw away the thorns, offering the lilies to replace them. This Easter I would have the gift of your forgiveness, offered by you to me, and returned by me to you. We CANNOT be united in crucifixion and in death. Nor can the resurrection be complete ’til your forgiveness rests on Christ, along with mine.”ACIM
Now we are at the action of Easter. And here is where you going to part company with Jesus. Here is where you’ll decide how nice those words are and wouldn’t it be great if everyone else would do this.The dilemma of the light of this world is the knowledge that this is NOT a real place and yet here is where you find yourself with the admonition, from Jesus, that you must accept and express the Truth.
The necessity for forgiveness would have to be apparent to anyone coming into this realization.
You DO believe separation is possible or you wouldn’t be here.
IF separation is possible you can not not feel the guilt of your own individual body identity.
Forgiveness, of and for yourself, is needed to elevate you of the burden of yourself, so that you can be born again in the Light of Truth. Heretofore you have been too fearful to even get close to it.
REMEMBER this conversion does NOT take time. A single instant, a moment of honest prayer, a call to God and the whole idea of separation is gone. The question would be “how much pain are you in?” Just know that ANY pain is ALL pain. And if you see it in your brother or the world guess where that is coming from? You!
Yet the only sacrifice you are asked to make this easter, is that of sickness, pain, suffering and death. Look past the form and ask to be shown the Truth in everything that is presented to you. And know that I am undergoing this with you, that you are not now nor have you ever been separate from all of Reality.
Happy Easter INDEED!!