Is Easter really about the resurrection of the body or the eternal
nature of the soul? One of the most crucial beliefs in mainstream
Christianity is the resurrection of the body of Jesus. A careful read of
the bible can offer a different interpretation. Virtually every
encounter, from that of Mary Magdalene on Easter Sunday to that of Jesus
with the disciples on the road, begins with a person who is a "stranger"
who is afterward determine to be Jesus. These accounts would be
consistent with Jesus as a spiritual entity communicating through the
body of another.
And what of us? Are we going to be spirits living in heaven with God or
are the bodies of the righteous going to come up out of the ground and
be active again? There is also, of course a third possibility; the
spirit comes back in a new body (reincarnation). Personally, if I have
to come back in a body, I would prefer a new one. I don't want to look
like a zombie. Seriously, to me it makes no difference if his body rose
up or not. I believe he experienced, taught and demonstrated the reality
of the spiritual realm. That we all have this divine birthright and the
ability to access this purer level of existence is, in my mind, what we
celebrate on Easter. May we all be channels for love. Peace be with you.
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