Happy Easter and Long Live Renewal !!!

Jesus Christ Resurrection

About Jesus Christ resurrection

As a Renaissance artist, Hans Memling (1433-1494) painted “The Triptych of Resurrection“. Completed in 1490, this symbolically-rich artwork can be viewed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

Easter Sunday celebrates Jesus resurrection from the dead after his crucifixion by the Romans on Friday. The resurrection symbolizes the victory of life over death, along with the hope of renewal. For Christians, the resurrection miracle is part of Jesus life as planned by God The Father. One of the great Christian symbols is the cross. The vertical line symbolizes the eternity of time and the horizontal line the infinity of space. The crossing point represents a soul incarnation in a given place and at a definite time. The same happened to every one of us when we were born. While Jesus incarnation came from the sky (vertical line), our birth originated from the earth (horizontal line). The cross will be associated with Jesus existence from his divine incarnation at birth to his crucifixion and resurrection. By extension, the cross is a powerful symbol of Christian faith and hope.

About Jesus and Moses miracles

Both Jesus miracle of resurrection and Moses miracle of parting the Red Sea mean that life is more important than death. Jesus miracle is focused on the cross central point, the incarnation of all humans one at the time.  Moses who was found as a baby in a basket along the Nile river, can be associated with bodies of water, such as the Red Sea, Like the water immensity, Moses miracle symbolizes collective survival.

Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. ‘A miracle a minute’ would not be a bad slogan for God. –George Bernard Shaw

We all experience occasional rocky moments in our life, where we may feel like being crucified. During those hardship days, Jesus resurrection gives us reasons to keep our hope and faith alive while waiting for a miracle to happen. Until then, we will have to endure the carrying of our cross until a part of us will die for another to be reborn.

Last week we celebrated Passover. Whether you are following Jesus or Moses miracles, you will always find messages of hope in the difficult moments of your life.

Long live renewal and happy Eastern to all of you.

In light and harmony. Always, Serge

Happy Passover and Long Live Freedom !!!

Moses parted then Red Sea

One century before Renaissance Sandro Botticelli and Hieronymus Bosch, Italian  religious artist Bartolo di Fredi (1330-1409) painted “The Israelites safely cross the Red Sea, but Pharaoh and his troops are drowned“. Completed in 1356, this symbolically-rich artwork can be viewed at the Collegiate Church of San Gimignano in Siena, Italy.

Passover is Moses celebration for leading his people in their exodus from the Pharaohs enslavement. After 40 years of wandering in the desert they arrived to the Red Sea where Moses performed a miracle by parting the waters and allowing them all to finally reach safely the other coast to freedom.

Some skeptics are saying that Moses miracle was inspired by a tsunami. As it doesn’t take anything away from the story symbolic meaning, trying to demystify a miracle is a futile and inappropriate exercise. Faith in miracles is a key survival factor. Nobody should ever break another person’s dream, as sometimes dreams are the only things they have.

There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.–Albert Einstein

With its ups and downs, life is like a roller-coaster. We all are subject at a certain point of our life to cross our own desert. During those hardship days, Moses story gives us reasons to keep our hope and faith alive until a miracle will happen. Until then, we will have to endure our own desert crossing to our liberation from enslavement.

Long live freedom and happy Passover to all of you.

In light and harmony. Always, Serge