Easter Services – 5
We must lay aside material consciousness, and then we can perceive Truth, and say with Mary, “Rabboni” – Master!
In 1866, when God revealed to me this risen Christ, this Life that knows no death, that saith, “Because he lives, I live,” I awoke from the dream of Spirit in the flesh so far as to take the side of Spirit, and strive to cease my warfare.
When, through this consciousness, I was delivered from the dark shadow and portal of death, my friends were frightened at beholding me restored to health.
A dear old lady asked me, “How is it that you are restored to us? Has Christ come again on earth?”
“Christ never left,” I replied; “Christ is Truth, and Truth is always here, – the impersonal Saviour. “ Then another person, more material, met me, and I said, in the words of my Master, “Touch me not.” I shuddered at her material approach; then my heart went out to God, and I found the open door from this sepulchre of matter.
I love the Easter service: it speaks to me of Life, and not of death.
Let us do our work; then we shall have part in his resurrection. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.179:28-19)