The Word Among Us

Lent 2008 Issue

The Hope of Transformation

From Darkness to Light

The Hope of Transformation: From Darkness to Light

Children are fascinated by so many things that we adults tend to take for granted. For example, have you ever noticed how intrigued kids are with caterpillars? Long before they turn into butterflies, these odd-looking, fuzzy creatures have already captured young people’s imaginations. Then, when they find out that these insects turn into beautiful butterflies, their fascination turns into admiration and fantasy. What was once a funny looking cross between a worm and an insect has turned into a thing of grace and beauty.

Part of the reason why caterpillars and butterflies are so appealing is the transformation they undergo. Once unattractive and bound to the...

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