The Tomb Is Empty, Now What?
The world just celebrated the highest holiday on the Christian calendar, Easter. The day we honor the resurrection of Jesus the Christ from the grave. The day we celebrate new life.
Spring reminds us that new life exists in all of nature, but Easter reminds us new life exists for each one of us. Without the Resurrection we’d be left with no way out; left dealing with the darkness our own wounds and dysfunction create. Without the Resurrection we’d be faced with perpetuating these same wounds on others. Without the Resurrection we’d be left with the impossible task of having to redeem our lives from the pit of our own despair. We’d be left with the fact that a dysfunctional, false self can not transform itself into one’s true Self, one’s Christ Self for there would be no Christ self.
Because Jesus lived truth, fully human and fully divine. Because He showed it’s possible to live always in union with God the Father, the Creator. Because His body absorbed the wounds from all of humanity. Because the death of His mortal body could not keep Him in the grave. Because the Presence and Power of the Spirit of the Most High triumphed over death. Because He lives we too can live. Too great a mystery to comprehend, only to be received as pure gift. There is just one major, existential question that Jesus walking out of the tomb creates, “Now what?”
The only answer is to follow the Master into new life the way He taught and lived, the contemplative way. The way of tending to your soul.
You are a follower of Christ wanting to answer the ‘now what?’ with your life. You are a follower of Christ wanting to rise out of the darkness of codependency, anxiety and depression, addiction, grief, shame or whatever is keeping you stuck . Have you been putting off whole-hearted living and tending to your soul?
Do you find yourself saying “Tomorrow, I’ll pay more attention to this transformation thing”. “Tomorrow I’ll get to this prayer, meditation thing.” “Tomorrow I’ll go to that recovery meeting.” The list goes on. Guess what?! Tomorrow is today. Resurrection life is now. What does that mean for you? Christ is tapping on your heart, shaking up your old belief system and patterns of thinking. Does it seem a bit daunting? You don’t have to do this new life on your own.
The way has already been forged for you, but you have to take the steps to intentionally tend to your soul. The Deeper Connection is here for you. Spiritual Direction, Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, a deeper prayer life, meditation, an intentional new way of living, is all possible. You do not have to stay in your tomb. You do not have to figure this out on your own. You happened upon this blog article for a reason. I’ve been where you are. I have felt what it’s like to live in the dark and follow the Christ way out of the tomb.
Contact me, like The Deeper Connection facebook page, listen to the prayer tracks on Insight Timer, subscribe to The Deeper Connection YouTube channel, schedule a Spiritual Direction appointment. I would love to partner with you on your transformation journey, the contemplative way to new life. It is time.