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!
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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.