Thursday, December 22, 2005

the root of jesse

the root of jesse
Originally uploaded by ratterrell.
last night at the view we held a jesse tree ceremony as a means of dealing with the CHRISTmas story. the "jesse tree" is similar to a chrismon tree except using old testament stories instead of early church CHRISTian symbols. it's fun to watch a bunch of baptist-influenced kids connect with tradition.

it's funny to me that it quite often seems that those raised in a faith practice that is high in symbos often forget it's meaning and therefore long for a connection with CHRIST that is free from symbols while those who have been raised in a "free" tradition often find that they long for symbols and find immense meaning and connection with CHRIST through those symbols when they find them.

it's funny how that works.


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