A growing reminder of the new life of the Resurrection
A packet of seeds attached to an Easter card reminds students of the new life of the Resurrection. The packet is not opened for 40 days until the Ascension, the amount of time Jesus spent with his disciples. The seeds are then planted since Jesus could no longer be seen. Students watch and care for the seedlings for 10 days until Pentecost. Seeing plants grow illustrates that Jesus’ life grows within us but must be nurtured with prayer and the sacraments. And when the plant bears flowers or fruit, it reminds students that they too are called to bear fruit.
~ Submitted by Elizabeth Spohn, Butler Catholic School, Butler, Pennsylvania
This Great Idea was originally shared in our March 2011 issue.
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