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Right now, in this moment of History, we are recognizing the greatest Love story ever told. The connection we have within us to a Higher Power and we were created to live, die, and be born again. Love is so many things to us; betrayal, deceit, death, forgiveness, passion, or trust. Love is Universal. Love is blind. Love can hurt. Love can heal. Love is the beginning and the end of all things… Love is unconditional because Love is God!

The Resurrection sets Christianity apart. No other religious leader has broken the power of death and conquered sin. Many skeptics say that to believe in a risen Christ is nothing more than a blind leap of faith with little or no basis in truth. So, that leaves us to ask… What is Faith: It is a complete trust in confidence of someone or something. It is knowing that something is real even if you can’t see it. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” writes the author of Hebrews.

So, when confronted with the facts, those who are intellectually honest have been forced to admit that the Resurrection is a historical event based on proof- living proof of life and we as humans have shared with our child and generations past, the story of a Man known as Jesus and He is: The Living Christ. We have chosen to accept the Resurrection represents the fulfillment of God’s purpose and the meaning of true love… The Resurrection is the absolute necessary conclusion to the whole cross event. It conveys God’s final word…not death, but life! And, it emphasizes the early teachings of the apostles who believed, in order to live a peaceful life you must “die” and be born again.

I believe…The nature of life is understood in a variety of ways throughout history. Different interpretations have held more appeal for certain cultures or Christian traditions, but few people would argue there is a single "truth" and understanding in the message of salvation, and the truth is, we all have a past and must carry “our own cross!” The purpose and meaning of Salvation and Resurrection; can be found in an authentic human that existence here on earth. A human who admits to failure, glorifies God, and lives to help one another. We learn from Jesus Christ that Love comes from with-in and you must first love yourself before you can love anyone else. The story of Jesus provides a very important principle for living and the greatest of all people are those who understand we must die, in order to Rise UP and truly Live.

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