...a very old and weathered white tombstone, the marble cross darkened and covered in moss and lichen.
While the tombstone might represent death to some, to me, it represents life. A new life beyond death, a belief central to my faith.
From death springs life.
From under a frosty blanket of snow, life will spring forth in just a few short months.
This much we know.
But to gaze upon this image, to contemplate the lichen clinging to the edges of the cross, I am forced to view the ferocious tenacity of life in all its many forms....the lowly lichen included.
As it clings to the cross, as life springs forth from what many eyes view as a place of death, so I am reminded of the tenets of my faith.
As we pray at Mass, Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
From death, life emerges.
Fresh, new, eternal.
Just words and an image to ponder this White Wednesday, hosted by Kathleen at