Easter, Jesus is risen from the dead. Alleluia!
I believe there is nothing that Jesus claimed about Himself, that he did not ascribe to each and every one of us. In Jesus’ resurrection He is telling us we will rise from the dead. To put it another way, death is the illusion; life goes on.
God answers Moses, “Tell them ‘I am who am’ sent you.” (EX 3:14) This seems to be the most difficult thing for people to believe. I am all who am says the same thing for me, possibly with less ambiguity. The reason it seems so hard to believe is that if God is all and embraces all then where do we put evil, sin and death, can these be part of God? They do seem to part of the experience of man.
In the resurrection, Jesus shows me that death is illusion and that sin is not (no longer) the issue. Could it be that evil is a transient experience or object lesson and not real? Is posttraumatic stress disorder curable by leading a sufferer into the release of their experience of evil?
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.