Welcome to the Lenten Season, Palm Sunday, and Easter! Unity has some practical aspects to share about these very important observances in the Christian year. One is Lent--and you can review the Lenton Season here: LENT
Palm Sunday at Unity means...
Read John 12:12-50.
Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020 --watch the service on line at www.unitysanangelo.org or tune to our Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/UnitySpiritualCenterSanAngelo/) is the Sunday preceding Easter. Jerusalem, the Holy City, symbolizes within us the habitation of peace, possession of peace, vision of peace, abode of prosperity within us.
In man Jerusalem is the abiding consciousness of spiritual peace, which is the result of continuous realizations of spiritual power tempered with spiritual poise and confidence. Jerusalem symbolizes the great nerve center just back of the heart. From this point Spirit sends its radiance to all parts of the body.
Jesus symbolizes our I AM identity. His going up to Jerusalem means our taking the last step in unfoldment preparatory to the final step, when the personality is entirely crucified and the Christ triumphs.
Jesus riding the ass into Jerusalem means the fulfillment of the time when the spiritual I AM within us takes control and lifts all the animal forces up to the spiritual plane of mastery, purity, and peace.
When the I AM takes charge of the body a new order of things is inaugurated. The vitality is no longer wasted. Through high and pure ideals the whole consciousness is raised to a higher standard.
The hosannas of the rejoicing multitude and the spreading of their garments and branches of trees before Jesus, represent joyful obedience and homage that all the thoughts in one's consciousness give when an error state of mind is overcome. "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."
In the name of Jesus Christ I affirm:
"The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus dwells in me, and I am made perfect."
So what is Easter in Unity?
Read John 20:1-18.
Easter (Sunday, April 12, 2020 online at the places listed above) is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Its inner meaning and spiritual significance is the awakening and raising to spiritual consciousness of the I AM in man, which has been dead in trespass and sin and buried in the tomb of materiality.
"I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly." The resurrection is the raising up of the whole man — spirit, soul, and body-into the Christ consciousness of life and wholeness. This Jesus did. The tomb could not hold His redeemed perfected body temple. Resurrection is accomplished by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit.
Every time we rise to the realization of eternal, indwelling life, making union with the Father-Mind, the resurrection of Jesus takes place within us. All thoughts of limitation and inevitable obedience to material law are left in the tomb of materiality.
Jesus was born into the race thought so that He might reconstruct it in conformity with the divine law. He thus became our Way-Shower, our Saviour, our Helper.
Today the light of Truth is illumining my mind, and I rise up in the majesty of my divine sonship and proclaim myself to be the child of the Most High, free from all belief in sin, sickness, and death.
"In unity with Christ I realize that I am resurrected into the life, light, and power of God."