Sunday, April 18, 2010

We See What We Are

Spirit & Truth

We See What We Are
“The ignorant believe that what they see is how it is. The wise understand that what they see is how they are.” Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian

On Easter morning, who found Jesus’ tomb empty? Mark 16 says Mary Magdalene, another Mary, and Salome found the tomb empty. Matthew 28 says Mary Magdalene and “the other” Mary were the first Easter witnesses. John 20 says Mary Magdalene was the first. And Luke says the “women” from Galilee were the first ones to experience Easter. People who loved Jesus experienced his resurrection. Not everyone had their experience, but as they continued to love Jesus, he remained alive to them. Some people saw Golgotha and thought that was the end of the story. Jesus’ friends saw the impact he had on their lives, and that impact could not be killed. We see things as we are, and as we allow ourselves to be uplifted, uplift (resurrection) is what we’ll see more and more in our world.

I am uplifted and I am an uplifting presence in the world.

Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Sunshine Cathedral

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