“I will rise, like Jesus did, when he rose above the status quo and challenged the religious leaders of his day.
I will rise, like Jesus did, when he rose above the temptations to compromise his integrity.
I will rise, like Jesus did, when he rose above the betrayal of a friend.
I will rise, like Jesus did, when he rose above his grief and faced his calling.
To the Christian who rises like this, I believe you follow your Christ.
To the Christian who expects death to be the highest form of resurrection, I beg you to consider rising like him in your life, rather than dying like him in your death.
This master teacher deserves our attention and emulation in creativity, civility, courage and leadership.
Rise, today… in deed.
Indeed, the rest is entirely out of our hands and surpasses our understanding.
A word from the Turtle Whisperer, Gail Dickert. These are my words.