Audio May 7, 2013 Lesson 94
“I’ve heard lessons, sermons and class comments seeking to explain why Mary was forbidden to touch the resurrected Lord. But she wasn’t. The original Greek meaning is: “Don’t cling to me,” or, as the JST puts it, “Hold me not.” “And, in fact, the Greek verb implies that she was ALREADY clinging to him. The Savior doesn’t tell her not to hold on to him but to stop doing so.” – Daniel Peterson, Deseret News, April 5, 2012, 11.
“I hate to meet a man whom I have known ten years ago, and find that he is at precisely the same point, neither moderated, nor quickened, nor experienced, but simple stiffened: he ought to be beaten.” – Interpreters Bible, Vol. 5, 503.
“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.” – Abraham Heschel“How ‘present’ are we? If we eat an apple, could we taste the rain, tell what dirt it was planted in, what part of the country it came from. That would be being completely present.” – Li-Young Lee, Poets & Writers.
“Accidents and natural disasters often cause people to feel that life is fragile. In my experience, life can change abruptly and end without warning, but life is not fragile…the body is an intricate design of checks and balances, elegant strategies of… survival…true in age as it is in youth…a tenacity toward life…at the intracellular level…the drive to live is strong even in the most tiny of human beings.” –Rachel Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom, 7-8.
“I felt, I knew, that there is infinitely more to light than we realize. That soft luminosity filtering through the curtains was love itself.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, 4.
“Heaven walks among us ordinarily muffled in such triple or tenfold disguises that the wisest are deceived and no one suspects the days to be gods.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson