Monday, April 17, 2017
As I was checking out at the market Wednesday before Easter this lily caught my eye. There was only one bloom on it, but it looked promising. Without losing my place in line, I stretched over a table and caught hold of it and slid it to me. Each day a new bloom kept opening up. Last evening when I leaned over near it to pick something up, the fragrance was grand.
The lily is a symbol of the abundant life the Risen Jesus shares with us. Our name for the day of his resurrection comes from Eostre the pagan goddess of the dawn and of fetility. Lilies, like eggs and bunnies, were symbols associated with her.