On Rebirth & Renewal: Reflections on the Resurrection

This is the second of two posts about the spiritual power that is the source of our ability to change., to grow, to heal and to transform our lives and our marriages, and ultimately, the source of our ability to fulfill our destinies.    

". . The Resurrection is more than something that happens sometime in the future ~ the physical reuniting of our bodies with our spirits.  The Resurrection is also being raised up in this Earth life.

Jesus descended to Earth, he condescended to live a mortal life, to get in the game of mortality, to be all in, and live among us, to experience the messiness, the pain, the sorrow, the physical challenges and limitations, temptations, sorrows, heartaches, as well as the joys, the sweetness, the triumphs, the growth and the love, to walk and love and serve and experience mortality among us in full humanity, so that he can raise us up, not only in the physical Resurrection sometime, somewhere out there and then, but also here and now, in the midst of our own mortal lives. 

Because of his life, his Atonement and his Resurrection, we can be renewed and reborn to newness of life spiritually and emotionally here and now."

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Reflections on the Atonement

Spiritual power..  The source of our ability to change, to grow and to heal, to transform our lives, to create the loving marriages we deeply Desire and to fulfill our unique destinies is grounded in spiritual power.  

This post, from a talk I gave in church a few years ago on Easter, shares my reflections on the source of that power ~ the Atonement of Jesus Christ.   

What I share in this post and a companion piece form the foundational bedrock of my deepest beliefs and convictions about the possibility and power we all have to transform our lives, our marriages and fulfill our Destinies.  While I may not speak about this directly or often, they are at the heart of everything I teach and everything I do in the Sophia Women's Institute.  These teachings are included in the women's mystery teachings and schools, and have been from time immemorial. 

In this post I share my thoughts about the gift and meaning of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, for all of us.  While I speak from my point of view as an LDS woman, I believe these reflections speak to the needs and yearnings of every one of us, and are universal just as the Atonement itself is universal.    

May these reflections  bring you joy and gladness, hope and renewal this Easter season and always!

 

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