Tuesday, September 11, 2007

B is for Butterflies

ok this is another one of my obsessions. it all started because of happening, which is a youth retreat weekend that i have been involved with for 9 years now and am now one of the directors. it is one of the symbols of Happening, and has long been a symbol of Christ’s coming forth from the tomb. i think of the butterfly awakening from his earth-bound cocoon to the freedom of flight. the butterfly suggest that stages of human growth….larva suggesting early childhood; Chrysalis - teenagers before they break out to the adult world. finally, the butterfly symbolizes our beauty and freedom as our spirits soar in the joy of Christ’s love. the beauty and grace of a butterfly is why i love to have them around me.

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