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Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates 
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                   "Let not your hearts be troubled; you believe in God.  Believe me also.  In my Father's house there are many mansions ..."
           "You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe."  
- attributed to the Master Mind Jesus in the Gospel of John


     At Easter we celebrate the Master Mind Jesus' greatest demonstration ... that the Life within us, is more powerful than anything unlike It.  The wonderful American singer, songwriter and musician, Roberta Flack said:  "To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."  And this is something that Jesus must have been highly aware of as he went through the "experience" of demonstrating that death is not finality ... it merely opens us up to a new life experience beyond this world.  In this final lesson in Truth, the Master Mind Jesus could not have allowed his thoughts to remain on the suffering, but on the Life that dwells within him.  His image of Life and the ever-Presence and Power of G-d had to have been fully established within him as the Truth.

     Through his healing work, Jesus learned that true prayer is not to tell G-d about our troubles or our suffering, but instead to increase our awareness that we are always in the Presence of G-d ... always, even in our suffering or when we are confronted with troubles and difficulties that challenge our faith.  It is in this awareness that we can know that whatever we ask for in prayer, we can rest assured in quiet confidence that we have it already.  This is the way of all true spiritual demonstration ... and Jesus knew this as Absolute.

    In the Book of John, Chapter 14, we can read these words:  "Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us."  Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip?  Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.  How can you say, "Show us the Father?  Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?  The words that I say to to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.  Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. ... Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father."

    Even though we can read these prophetic words of Jesus and realize that he knew before his arrest, that his life in this world was coming to an end ... the world continues to give more attention and focus to the "crucifixion" than it does to the "resurrection."   Easter celebrations are filled with the cross or images of the cross, when instead we should forget the cross and let our mind be filled with transcending all that seeks to negate our good, all that seeks to negate life ever-lasting.  "Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me .." Jesus said.  And we can read the mystical words of Truth from the Book of Acts:  "For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring."  This "Father within us" is a part of G-d seeking to illuminate Its image and likeness as us and for us.

  Those religious leaders seeking to force us to carry our crosses rather than transcend them have told us that we are "sinners" and that we are "born in sin" ... and yet, everything that the Master Mind Jesus was telling us points to our ability to "resurrect the good" in our lives ... to transcend that which is unlike the good in our life experiences.  He didn't make the Great Demonstration of Life, for us to bear a cross or struggle in our lives, that is all nonsense.  He said,
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."  He did not attempt to steal our joy, or kill the hope within us, or destroy our confidence and self-esteem ... in his own words the Radical Jesus is telling us to strive to do the same works, that is reveal the Love of G-d for us, in our lives too.

     When the Master Mind Jesus declared, "I am the resurrection and the Life," he was referring to G-d within him and G-d within you and me.  Everything works to our good when we take this personally and deeply within our consciousness.  We can "resurrect" our prosperity, our success, our health ... anything and everything that concerns us.  But we must "forget the cross" ... that is the struggle, the shame, guilt, blame, resentment, fear and all things like it, for none of these are of G-d.  And, none of these things will open our mind to that which sustains us and maintains us in harmony, joy, success, love, peace and abundance ... and that is G-d, the Father within and without ... Omnipresent Good.


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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