“Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” “Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).”
John 20:15-16 NLT Good morning, DearHeart.
These are powerfully charged emotions – because they refer to something we all encounter in some way or another … grief … we will all feel separate from what we love most at some point. It will take the deepest dedication to know that we’re not separate at all. The hours that creep by lonely and still will be as only a blip when we look back.
This nightmare emotion will take you to a place where you finally WANT to heal, no matter how far and how long the pain has traveled, and you begin to move into the place where the silence of your heart awaits the connection to home, through Christ. The instant Mary, in her overwhelming grief, recognized Christ her eyes moved beyond the limitations of her humanness. She saw love clearly, at a deeper level.
The Holy Spirit envelops us in this place, at the right time, in the right dose, to help us look beyond grief, and guilt, and fear. He reawakens the vision of grace in us to feel love … to know His presence … in so doing, we are never separate from the light of Christ that keeps all His children united together, all forever in Him with mind, and body, and soul … in the pureness of His light and love.
Surrender to the light of His uniting love.
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