Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Arise! Let us be going! edition)

flowers showy lady slippers buds

Showy Lady Slippers for the Immaculate Conception have been growing up around the hermitage, now about 1000 strong, all on their own. This picture was taken 2 May. 

Deep in the garden there was a prophesy made by Yahweh Elohim that He, as Son of the Mother of the Redeemer, would rise up and take the initiative in crushing the ancient serpent on the head even while he would then simultaneously be crushed on the heel. While they are all bowed down with grief in the Garden of Gethsemane, the Redeemer speaks to His Apostles, saying, “Arise! Let us be going! Look! My betrayer is at hand!”  But the time would come when they would rejoice:

flores lady slippers bloom

Meanwhile, this picture was taken 9 May. These are orchids. They should last a while.

In seeing this with the Apostles, knowing that at least most of them came back since our Lord is so good and so kind, I have to exclaim “I just don’t care,” that is, about any untoward adverse consequences of just going ahead and doing the right thing no matter what. There will be time to rejoice later on, even if only in heaven. And yet, doing the right thing is it’s own reward already in the present even in the midst of even horrible circumstances. Knowing that one is doing the will of God means everything. Who cares about anything else?

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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Arise! Let us be going! edition)

  1. sanfelipe007

    I am sure that we, the militant, would be greatly surprised by what they, the triumphant, no longer find important.

  2. Donna Kaup

    What a wonderful sight. These beautiful flowers are so special as they only grow a few places.

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