What Easter Means to Me
By training and profession, I’m a scientist, not a theologian. However, scientists don’t ignore evidence, and the evidence presented to me during my tumultuous spiritual journey has convinced me of the reality of Jesus and the power of unconditional love. I won’t go into details (they’re in my book). I just want to say that I had to banish the judgmental, jealous, punishing ego-based deity of the Old Testament from my psyche and gain a new understanding of Jesus and his message. I firmly believe that Jesus, who is my hero, went willingly to an agonizing physical death on the cross, was resurrected in a spiritual body, and continues to be available to help those who are struggling to discover their own worth. I will remain forever grateful for what he has revealed to me. There is nothing to fear, because we are loved unconditionally, and our spirit is eternal. Happy Easter!
Robert Keith Rinne's work focuses on the healing of mental illness, particularly where such illness has been fostered by fundamentalist religion. He and his wife have raised four children. As a family, they were always open about Robert’s own struggles and their individual spiritual journeys. Robert is now semi-retired but continues to offer spiritual counseling.