“If Jesus had yelled from the cross, ‘I hate all you guys,’ it would have been a completely different story. There would have been no resurrection. What created the space for his triumph was his defenselessness, his holding to love despite what others were doing to him. The body can be destroyed, but truth cannot be. Truth will always reassert itself, given a symbolic three days. Three days represents the time it takes between the crucifixion and the resurrection, between an open-hearted response to hurt and the experience of rebirth that will always follow.”
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Love always remains the answer, no matter what the circumstance. Death is not the end of the story, merely a beginning.