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Called to rise

From the April 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the early dawn one Easter Sunday, my husband and I went quietly to a hill in our town to watch the sunrise. I was thinking about Jesus’ disciples. After the terrible crucifixion of Jesus, doubts must have darkened their minds. Everything they had witnessed that Jesus had said, done, and taught seemed to fall apart.

These doubts are familiar to me. Yet they can never drown out my yearning to see clearly, to understand what’s really going on. That Easter morning, I yearned to see the sunrise within me, providing the spiritual light needed to see progress and bliss.

Wasn’t Jesus responding to the disciples’ yearning when he had said, for example, “Our Father which art in heaven” (Matthew 6:9); or “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9); or “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30)? We can all feel the power of these divine messages today. They respond to our yearning, and lift old burdens, worries, and limitations.

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