In recent years there has been a concerted effort to 'prove' that Jesus never existed. That's an argument best left to the theologians and historians. I'd like to tell you the story of Easter, and let you believe, or not. The only miracle that is real is the one inside you.
You'll need to read my earlier posts "Battle for the Soul of the Jewish People" http://manfromatlan.blogspot.com/2007/12/battle-for-soul-of-jewish-people-i.html
and "Mary Magdalene and the 12 Miriams"
to get the background, but, as I write on this Easter Sunday, here's my message to all of you.
Jesus died on the Cross.
He was resurrected through the efforts of his female disciples, and rose on the third day.
This is a test of faith.
The mystic traditions, first passed in oral form, then into writing, have all been altered through time and divided into a hundred different segments.
But the greatest truths of all are that
God incarnates in human form to teach humanity,
and takes on human suffering out of infinite compassion,
and teaches us how to overcome death.
The human ego is afraid that when it dies it exists no more, loved ones are left behind, and the great nothingness that awaits us is the end with nothing more in sight.
If I showed that death can be overcome, and miracles take place every day, all it takes on your part is to have faith.
I tell this to all my students and disciples. There will come a time when your faith is tested, and you will have doubts. Make the Leap of Faith, even when you don't know if your choice is the right one or not.
Easter isn't a 'Christian' thing, but a test for everyone. One that you and your people will have to take, over and over again, till you get it right.