Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday's Gift to you . . . some legends and a song...
I have a couple of legends to tell you about from down south here in Atlanta.
We have red clay. Hard red clay for soil. It is (for me) very hard to dig and plant things. I always have to remove the clay and put top soil on it.
The legend goes -now you know they fought the Civil War here - and almost everything was burnt I believe except for two buildings - a church and I believe something else I can't remember.
Any how - they lost so many soldiers here - the red clay is supposed to be red due to all the blood lost here. Not true I know.
Another legend is about our Dogwood Trees.
When the dogwoods bloom in the spring, the blossoms resemble crosses. Each petal bears a mark like a nail print on it's out most edge, and the circle in the center of each flower suggest the crown of thorns. The dogwood blossom, then, becomes a beautiful symbol for Christ's Passion.
I usually comment back to my friends who write comments on my blog. I did not yesterday as I felt the blog stands alone. We are all hurting for Japan just like we hurt for Australia, New Jersey, Haiti, and other places that have suffered devastation - including our west coast.
We all put our comments together and prayed as one. Not for anything else, but prayer. And the prayers I know are continuing today as well.
Don't we all?
“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” Saint Augustine (354-430); Roman Catholic saint
Any one ever heard of Janet Paschel and her singing "Written In Red"?
Love and hugs,