Rev. Molly’s Easter Message in Newspaper

In the March 24th edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn, Rev. Molly was featured in an article entitled,

Religious leaders share their thoughts on Easter’s meaning

In honor of Easter, the Thousand Oaks Acorn asked several area religious leaders to answer this simple question: “What does Easter mean to you?”

Here are their responses.

The Rev. Molly Rockey

Unity of the Oaks Church, Thousand Oaks

“For me, Easter is the promise of new life. Life after death, yes, but also life after events that can make us feel like we are dying.

We can rise up and live fully again after surgery, chemo and radiation. We can be healed. After floods, fires or earthquakes, life is made new by love, work, friendship, faith and the passing of time.

We can experience new beginnings.

Poet Maya Angelou wrote ‘You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.’

We can rise above ignorance. Jesus’ message of abundant universal life, the power of forgiveness, the presence of the kingdom of peace and love within, is all part of the Easter promise of renewed life.

Easter, for me, comes not once a year, but every morning, every day, I choose to rise and shine in higher consciousness.”

Rev. Molly’s contribution completes the piece with the big ending!  You can read the full article on the newspaper’s website.