Friday, April 2, 2010

A Crow arrives at the Tenth Station of the Cross

Before I tell you this quick story, I want to make it clear I do not believe crows are evil. My married name means "keeper of the raven," and these are creatures of God. I find the blue-black winged birds to be rather beautiful. Now on to the story.

Today at church, we were listening to a meditation on the Stations of the Cross. We were reflecting on the tenth station where Jesus is mocked and stripped. As the narrator was reading about the mocking, a crow appeared at the window in front of us. He strutted and stopped to crow several times. Of course it sounded like, "caw." He continued to do this through the tenth station. At the end of this station he flew to a nearby branch. While we contemplated the eleventh station of Christ being crucified, he flitted around on this branch but didn't make a sound. The twelfth station arrived and we focused on the death of Christ. At the end of this station he flew away.

I thought it was an interesting event in light of what we were doing. This crow proposed an analogy of ~ could this be a mocking of Christ or a mocking of those persecuting Him? It could go either way. Do we speak against others, or do we speak up for them? Do we deny them compassion or do we love them as they are?

Easter is a time of reflection. Who knew that reflection would actually come through the window in the form of a crow?!

A Blessed and Happy Easter to all!


Elizabeth Mahlou said...

You have crows; we have roosters who crow during the Passion play, seemingly on cue. Wishing you a blessed Easter!

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

LOL Elizabeth, All of God's creatures participate in His Glory! A blessed Easter Season to you too.