Resurrection: A Way of Life

Good thoughts as we approach Easter. Thanks Katie!

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By Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Spiritual Formation Ministries

There is always hope. This message is at the heart of Christianity. This is the essence of our story.

Whatever injustice we face, whatever hardship we bear, whatever we must release that keeps us from becoming who we are called to become, there is the promise of new life.

Knowing this can get us through seemingly dark and desolate times. But to live new life is a challenge and blessing of its own.

Many may not be aware that in the liturgical year, Easter is not just one Sunday, but seven! Whatever the historic reasons for this may be, it reminds me that resurrection is not a once-a-year event, but an ongoing activity. It is a process we are called into for longer than an egg hunt and a good sermon on Easter morning.

It is easy to imagine resurrection in an abstract way…

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What IS the CT?

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The Caractors Transcript (CT) is a hand-written copy (using a quill pen on old paper) of about 217 characters.  The strange characters were copied from the record of a people that were led from the Land of Jerusalem during the reign of King Zedekiah, around 600 BC.  One scribe said that his people called the form of writing ‘reformed Egyptian.’

The CT message is a summary of the content of the Book of Mormon and was prepared by the last two prophets who completed the record–Mormon and his son, Moroni.  The first four lines were written by Mormon in bold characters. The last three were written by Moroni and were in a cramped handwriting, for as Moroni said (Mormon 4:5-6, CofChrist; 8;5, LDS) :

“My father hath made this record, and he hath written the intent thereof.  And behold, I would write it also, if I had room upon the…

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