You say he died. Do you not know
That Love is our true Life?
The calm, pure joy of peace divine
Remains, and heals all strife.
Love gone? Life fled? Impossible!
We only wake to see
That Love lives on, and Life unfolds
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.... And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
– Matthew 28:1, 5, 6
That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scientific statement: “Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up.” It is as if he had said: The I – the Life, substance, and intelligence of the universe – is not in matter to be destroyed.
– Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 27
Poem originally published in the July 26, 1952, issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.