Lilias’s classic work, Parables of the Cross, demonstrates through the life stages of plants and flowers how death is necessary for life to continue in the physical world – and in the spiritual: “Death is the gate of life.” Parables of the Cross speaks of living, yes, but of dying as well. Dying in order to live. During this season of Lent, we walk with Christ to the cross through His suffering. But a suffering – a death – that leads to triumph, to life. To help prepare our hearts for Resurrection Day, we will be posting Lenten reflections drawn from Parables of the Cross each Sunday during Lent. We also encourage reading a daily quote from A Way of Seeing during the forty (non-Sunday) days of Lent – beginning today, Ash Wednesday.