The resurrection slowly transformed Mary’s grief into the miracle of acceptance and then recognition of the new presence. It will never be the same – as it was. But something new has arisen from within the tomb of our loss, and that gift of perception can change everything.
These four movements of the Spirit in and through the Life of Jesus reveal to us the Christian Way. The Jesus of History grounds the Way of these Events on the stage of human experience. But his Life isn’t just to be Remembered liturgically. His Life is to be Followed. The threefold pattern isn’t just historical. It is also our spiritual Way of Being.
Jesus sharp rebuke of the Teachers of the Law in this Gospel passage from today’s lectionary is a reminder that he must have been frustrated with over-reliance upon written scripture over against the real living presence of Wisdom and Love itself. An experience was available right there, but they preferred to argue over the law, turning the scriptures into something to think about and disagree with.
Perhaps the “pool of healing” available to each of us in every moment is the refuge of silence and stillness. Twenty to thirty minutes soaking in the silence and stillness of meditative prayer, day by day, is a healing remedy for comprehensive wellness – body, mind and soul.
We walk toward Higher/Deeper life in Love and Wisdom – in the field of consciousness – a field that moves us toward a life of participation in the divine nature (1 Peter 1.4) and forms Christ in us through deliberate intention and activity (Galatians 4.19).