Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Christmas Rose

I have this picture of a gorgeous red rose that I took in Portland's Rose Garden and I wanted to share it.  From what I gather the Christmas rose in the legend is white and there are more than one.  But I will give the Christ Child the best rose I have.
There are various versions of the Legend of the Christmas Rose.  Some tell of a little shepherd girl who has nothing to take to the Baby in Bethlehem.  As she lay crying her tears fell on the ground and a rose bush quickly grew and produced beautiful white roses.  She took the roses to the Christ Child and he smiled on her.
Love, whom we see in the manger, inspires us to give the best that we have.

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