Matthew,Chapter 28

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Jesus Is Resurrected 

1When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 8Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.(Matthew 28:1-10)

The next morning, Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene arrive at the site of Jesus’ tomb. An earthquake strikes. God’s angel descends and removes the rock blocking the entrance to the grave. The guards are frightened by this apparition. The angel tells them that Jesus is not there, for he has risen from the dead. Both women approach Jesus and kneel down before him. Before he departs, he tells them that they will see him again in the Galilee. The women are happy to hear such good news and rush to tell Jesus’ followers. True divine bliss and abundance are revealed; not based on fleeting pleasures, but rather on spiritual ascent and reaching the level of righteousness where everything is illuminated. 

Saintliness is achieved when we overcome negativity and possess absolute certainty that the light of the Creator informs every thought and every deed.