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Jesus The Christ and His Message. Happy Easter!! A Loving Offering to Paula (fpherj48) and my Friends

Updated on March 25, 2016
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

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“God has infinite children, but the name of his fondest child is Peace.” –Sri Chinmoy.

How I love singing this short and extremely beautiful song!

Of course we see this Peace, reflected in another of God’s favourite children, our Lord Jesus Christ. As Easter Sunday approaches, let us remember him not so much for his history or Religion –if indeed he had one - but as a benchmark of what he stood for: His Love, Compassion, mercy and the spirit of forgiveness…

Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called children of God.” He said.


This same spirit of Peace he carried with him, risking his own life not once, but many times, in true self-offering and soulful service to the men and women of his generation. Indeed, by offering his life as a loving sacrifice, he became a beacon for the entire world of aspiring human beings, longing for Peace.

His message was one of Faith, hope, humility, charity, and universal love. He hoped for a transformation of the inner person, and presented the Beatitudes with a most powerful spirit of authority, such as came only from the Divine.

There is an eternal Kingdom, he said, and we can all go there, to this realm of beauty and Delight. Here is a guide-map and suggestions. This is what would get you there, he said. Foremost among these was Love of God; Love for His sheep. (Us. (Mankind)

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep….” John 10:11.

And he made this sublime promise:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.” John 14. (KJV)

At Easter time, Love as well as remembrance becomes the motivation for the devotee of Jesus, The Christ. The belief in the impossible, knowing that the dead can rise if only we dare to believe; to have Faith; to reach out with an indomitable and unconquerable spirit.


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The Beatitudes of Jesus provide a way of life that promises salvation; they also provide real and tangible peace in the midst of all our trials and temptations on this, our earthly sojourn.

THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10


It is so common to for us to believe that what Christ said is not possible, that we cannot imitate his life; be perfect; see God, and yet he tells us so.

Purity implies a freedom from all selfish intentions. A deep commitment within to perform acts without desire for personal gain, even as he did. Such acts spring from pure love. All acts of pure and selfless giving, brings happiness to all.

So let us celebrate the Christ on this special day or days. He was a truly remarkable and selfless visionary, a compassionate and direct descent of the Supreme, who gave his all, for the glory of God in all.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 24th March, 2016

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      I am not writing here at the moment. Too much to do. But I answer my Hubs. You surprise me. The goal of Spirituality is oneness with God. It's called God-realisation or Self-realisation in the East, and the Western mystics have used words like Salvation; mystical union; divine marriage ... All things have a purpose or goal. The spiritual life is no different.

      Why do you like children? Because you need and identify with their qualities. We like Christ or Spiritual Masters for the same reasons, and they themselves come to tell us that we can be that. You are an enspirited being; a mystical being. However, it is God that will decide your time to be awakened, yet ultimately, everyone does. Until you do, you will not be truly happy and this also applies to me.

      Nobody said you have to rush. St. Augustine, the Roman African and the father of Christian spirituality, was famous for saying, "Not yet, God, not yet." Yet he became an incredible Saint. Our Christianity is very rich.

      Study the lives of some special Saints: Theresa of Avila; Theresa of Lieusieux; Therese Newmann, the German stigmatist. Brother Laurence; Padre Pio; the Desert Fathers. They were all steeped in God. Do not rush, but do not lose hope. It is the life-breath of the spiritual seeker.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a beautiful reminder, Manatita. I think we need to make a conscious effort to be as loving and forgiving as possible. However, I don't think it's possible for a human to be as pure as Christ, try as we may.

      Happy (belated) Easter to you and all!

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      First, I didn't get it wrong, did I? or are you wanting the word to be pronounced in a particular way? 'Pula?'

      Kindness begets kindness, and you've been very kind and loving to me. Love has no expectations, true, but my Heart wanted to pay you tribute, so what can I do? (smile)

      NY? I should be there in two weeks, but the money did not 'hold' this time. So August, perhaps, by His Grace. My Love to you and family. Much Gratitude ... much!

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      Paula 

      2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Manatita.....You have written a most blessed and sacred piece for the Holy Season. I can't begin to express the love and gratitude this stirs in my heart & soul......May you and yours and all of God's precious children be reminded once again that our Loving and great Savior paid the price for sin and rose from the dead to prove that he is God.

      Peace, Love & Blessings.....Pula

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Hi, my Dear Chitrangada. Happy Holi!

      Your very loving sentiment is noted and appreciated. Yes ...Love, Peace, Compassion, Forgiveness ... all those essential virtues and Graces common to all God's children. Thank you so much!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Happy Easter, manatita!

      What a beautiful message in this great hub and your tribute as always is lovely.

      'Love' for fellow human beings and 'Peace' is the most important message in today;s World.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Alicia, my Friend, Happy Easter also. Higher blessings. Gratitude...

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely hub to publish at this time of year. What a wonderful world we could create if we were all filled with love and compassion! Happy Easter, Manatita.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Nellieanna, my very Dear Friend. All my love to you. Naturally I offer my Hearts Joy; my Soul's Gratitude. Happy Easter!!

      Swalia, appropriate moment, then, in more ways than one. We need this message badly. It can sometimes be such a 'Field of strife' here. Let us pray for one another. Call to Aazan/Salat/Ibadu/Namaz/Prayers/Sadhana. Om Shanti! Jai Peace!

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      A message of peace and love which is much needed in this world full of terror and violence. Happy Easter!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Simply beautiful, Manatita! Thank you.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Venkatachari M, Appreciated. Thank you so much! Happy easter!!

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful article and nice dedication to Paula, who is a nice writer. The beatitudes or the blessings of Christ are great which stress on the eight magical spells or virtues of God that elevate the souls of people from all miseries of life. A very well written article on Easter.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Dear friend Rajan. Seems only the kind Souls hear this message. Like the Buddha, we need this message to be heard in the villages which are restless also. Om Shanti!

      Hi Missy. Gratitude ...gratitude... I saw the movies many times with various actors. The Beatitudes are actually full of living energy. Stuff goes on, yes, so we just need to be in the right space. Thank you so much! Appreciated!

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      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Great offering to Paula, Manatita, for she is a peacemaker. She exudes a peace that could make another envious, but instead she makes her peaceful personality extend a welcome into her world instead of envy.

      I love the eight beatitudes. Just now when I read them, they gave me a sense of peace. This hub in a whole is full of love and peace. It's very nice to read today. Thank you!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I just hope love and peace prevails all over. We need this message today more than anything. Happy Easter Bro.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      O my Sweet Beloved Ruby, we are all His children; the Mother's children. God bless you ....God bless your family .....thank you so much! -Manatita

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Manatita, this is the most beautiful Easter dedication I've read. It is perfectly worded. We will be having an early sunrise service this Sunday at church and I will remember your words. Thank you my poet friend..

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