I would like to keep my words brief, and let the polling and discussions commence.
I would also like to wish all of you a happy holiday season, may your days be merry and bright.
I will leave you with these words from The Gospel of Philip...
Names given to the worldly are very deceptive, for they divert our thoughts from what is correct to what is incorrect. Thus one who hears the word "God" does not perceive what is correct, but perceives what is incorrect. So also with "the Father" and "the Son" and "the Holy Spirit" and "life" and "light" and "resurrection" and "the Church (Ekklesia)" and all the rest - people do not perceive what is correct but they perceive what is incorrect, unless they have come to know what is correct. The names which are heard are in the world [...] deceive. If they were in the Aeon (eternal realm), they would at no time be used as names in the world. Nor were they set among worldly things. They have an end in the Aeon.
Ah, for those who guessed the correct answer to the game of "which of these things does NOT belong with the others", hidden in the poll answers, lol... here is your prize.
Others think the name stems from the Latin "caro" (genitive "carnis") (flesh), which refers to the original colour of the flower, or incarnatio (incarnation), which refers to the incarnation of God made flesh.
Ok but staying on point... Resurrection. What does it mean to you? Here is another excerpt from The Gospel of Philip.
Those who say that the Lord died first and (then) rose up are in error, for he rose up first and (then) died. If one does not first attain the resurrection, he will not die. Gospel of Philip
Or as given in this Christmas message from Yogananda,
Material favors, dinners, exchange of gifts during Christmas, are purposeless without the attendant spiritual consciousness for which the Christmas holidays were originated.
Make up your mind that this Christmas
you are going to supremely try to
revive in you the principles for which
Christ lived and by which he deserved
to ascend to Heaven or God-consciousness.
Be determined to endeavor so that your
consciousness will ascend to heavenly
May this newly awakened Christ-love
enable you to see the underlying unity
which pervades the East and West,
the North and South, all races and
nationalities, all children of the One Father.
“Peace on earth, good-will toward men.”
Amen! (Christian Om); Om! (Hindu Om); Amin! (Moslem Om).
And finally as an aside, Mercury is Retrograde until Dec. 30,
so time for retrospection on how we communicate with each other.
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Thanks for keeping the vineyard surreal ;-)