The Suffering and the Resurrection – Have a Blessed Easter

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Original by Lynn Forrester Copyright 2015

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]A[/su_dropcap]N IMAGE that came to me over the years before I even thought I could paint was depicting the wound on the shoulder of Christ, a wound which was the most grievous of all the wounds He suffered due to the cross he carried and the sin’s of the world. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, a day of Joy and the Resurrection of Christ.

We all remember the movie the “Passion” by Mel Gibson. So brutal was the scourging and in reading on the actor “Jim Caviezel’s“ own struggle with the shooting of these scenes, he actually suffered in many.

I realize that not everyone believes in God and that there are many faiths that practice the teachings of the bible differently. Some because it is so literal, others because they

Christ is Risen! Have a Blessed Easter
Christ is Risen! Have a Blessed Easter

find its just another story, and others’ because they just want to live their lives on earth until it’s their time to be go. I have heard many say that they feel that “Hell” is here on earth. Maybe it is, but the one thing for sure humans did not evolve from a tadpole, molecule or plant…

Look at the amazing things created on this earth. The different species of animals, insects, birds and plant life. The greatest mountains and all that takes our breath away. I don’ t know how to download a YouTube video, but if I could there are many I would choose from to compliment this article. However, I place a painting of mine to show the wound on Christ Shoulder and an image that I did not paint of Christ Resurrection and with that, I want to wish all the readers a very Blessed Easter Sunday.


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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  1. Lynn I hope your Easter is overflowing with blessings and joy from our heavenly Father. I have many friends who don’t believe in God. I have many friends and family members who believe in God but don’t think he’s anything special. They are missing out on the most important element of life – and that is eternal life that begins the minute the air we breathe is celestial. I sat and literally cried this morning while listening to my favorite Easter song, Rise Again, and praying for people I love who want to live without the joy that is possible only through knowing Christ. I may have told you this before. When I worked in an office, I had a typed up strip of paper above my computer. It said, Live you life in such a way that those who don’t know God will want to know God because they know you. When I get to heaven and God asks, Who did you bring with you, I don’t know of anyone. But I hope somewhere along the line someone, somewhere came to know God because they knew me.