Wounded

April 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Today is Maundy Thursday, from the Latin mandatum, the first word of the phrase "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" ("A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you"). It commemorates the evening that Jesus gathered with his disciples prior to his crucifixion. This love that Jesus talks about is an extraordinary love that exceeds all explanation.

For me, the Dogwood is a reminder of the season.

We planted this Dogwood tree in our backyard two years ago. This spring, it has more than 80 blossoms. Just as love multiplies when shared without expectation of reward or return.


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