Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them,” said Christ Jesus.
Video – In some religious traditions, one who is mourning is considered most holy, is open to that which is beyond this world.
When Dad passed on…
From The Christian Science Journal – October 10, 2011
Christian Science can help anyone suffering grief, since it helps us think about life in a more spiritual way. One particular passage from Science and Health has helped me pray about grief: “The fact that the Christ, or Truth, overcame and still overcomes death proves the ‘king of terrors’ to be but a mortal belief, or error, which Truth destroys with the spiritual evidences of Life; . . .” (p. 289).
As the days, weeks, and months passed, the shock of my dad’s passing eased, although the hurt and grief did not. But the metaphysical train of thought I was exploring with the practitioner was leading me to see that death is nothing more than a material concept, viewed through human eyes. If my dad and I were both the children of God, Spirit, and we were always “beneath the shadow of His mighty wing,” then we had to be spiritual and not material. And as spiritual ideas, neither my dad nor I could die, even though to the material senses it appears otherwise.
I started to understand that God would never depart from me or my dad. I took comfort in an idea I had glimpsed from studying a recent Christian Science Bible Lesson—that Jesus proved to all humanity that death is, in fact, an illusion. Christ Jesus demonstrated in his resurrection that the material senses do not allow us to see, hear, or feel the reality of Life. Life can only ever be spiritual—and therefore eternal.
The study of the scriptures, Science and Health, and prayerful assistance from the practitioner and my wife, helped me recognize not only what my dad is—is, not was—but also what I am. We are spiritual ideas of Spirit, of our Father-Mother God. God is Life and can’t experience death. If God can’t die, neither can you and I, His ideas.
- Photo Below (Dell & Rob) – Free Mason State Meeting – Springfield, IL – June 27th, 2015
Dell Yarnell (Free Mason) performed Abraham Lincoln at the meeting. Special thanks to the Free Masons who took great care of us throughout the weekend and provided safe passage to and from the meeting.
Dell also entertained us as Abraham Lincoln at the EI meeting in Chicago, IL – 2011