We must lay aside material consciousness, and then
we can perceive Truth, and say with Mary, "Rabboni!"
In 1866, when God revealed to me this risen Christ,
this Life that knows no death, that saith, "Because he
lives, I live," I awoke from the dream of Spirit in the
flesh so far as to take the side of Spirit, and strive to cease
When, through this consciousness, I was delivered from
the dark shadow and portal of death, my friends were
frightened at beholding me restored to health.
A dear old lady asked me, "How is it that you are
restored to us? Has Christ come again on earth?"
"Christ never left," I replied; "Christ is Truth, and
Truth is always here, - the impersonal Saviour."
Then another person, more material, met me, and I
said, in the words of my Master, "Touch me not." I
shuddered at her material approach; then my heart went
out to God, and I found the open door from this sepulchre
I love the Easter service: it speaks to me of Life, and
not of death.
Let us do our work; then we shall have part in his