So much Royal Purple round about in mockery of the King of kings, Jesus. The purple of penitential seasons is always in reference to the purple royal garment put on Jesus by filthy “king” Herod in order to mock the True King.
Of course, the flowers are innocent of all this, and, in their own way, simply proclaim their Creator’s true kingship. They know it better than we do, so to speak, and are arrayed by God in greater finery than ever even king Solomon could come up with (those being Jesus’ own words). This is natures way, that is, Jesus’ way of giving flowers to the Immaculate Conception, His good mom.
For Jesus, this is a way to thank His good mom for remaining at His side while He was ripped to shreds and crucified right in front of her. But His attitude in giving her such flowers is to say: “Behold, I make all things new.” And she is in solidarity with Him right through the mockery, right through the death, she with Him in making all things new.
Because of Jesus, we have the privilege of giving flowers to His good mom. Thank you, Jesus. Flowers for you, Mary.
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Re: “Behold, I make all things new. And she is in solidarity with Him right through the mockery …”
Reading these words in your post today, Father, brought to mind a scene in Passion of the Christ (Youtube link below).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylO_Vp7aReQ
Its like her heart is ripped out of her chest… Pierced with a sword… That the thoughts of many might be revealed…