Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lent 2013 (40th Day of Lent)

Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013
Today we rest in the completion of our Lenten process. We give thanks for the transformation now expressing in our lives. We are open to our resurrection. We accept our good. We leave the final step to God. We are at peace.
The Saturday between the crucifixion and resurrection is a time of release and trust --- a time of stillness in the rich and fertile silence of the tomb. A human life that began in a borrowed manger ends in a borrowed crypt and both locations serve the same purpose. They are gateways through which Jesus Christ passed as He took up and then put down human form. The silence is a silence of all possibility. "We are resting in God." Charles Fillmore said, "and at the same time gathering strength for the power of greater demonstrations to follow."
Mr. Fillmore could be speaking of Jesus Christ in the tomb, or of us today, at the end of our Lenten journey, when he writes these words: "A degree of cleansing, a wiping out of sense consciousness has been accomplished. By mentally reviewing our experiences, we recognize that nothing is really destroyed, but rather transmuted. Through faith we take stock of the progress we have made and find that we are getting a consciousness of radiant substance and of a higher life.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"  
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