PETER J. HENNIKER HEATON
From the April 1949 issue of The Christian Science Journal
Christ Jesus rose from the tomb. This is no empty story,
remote and far away.
In an actual year on a certain day
Jesus rose from the tomb and spoke in a garden with Mary.
Then he showed himself again
to Peter and James and John,
seafaring sane young men,
not easily put upon,
and to more than five hundred others,
eating and breaking bread,
not a ghost, but flesh and bone.
Once and for all he proved
that Life is stronger than death;
once and for all he proved
that Spirit is master of flesh.
Knowing the utter lie
of material law and rule,
not turning to drugs for aid
nor needing a surgeon’s skill,
he proved that God is the Life of man,
not to be bound by death or pain . . .
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