Most times the symbols of our Christian faith speak for themselves, the Cross, the dove, a fish, a chalice, but at times, our Christian symbolism is not quite appropriate to the meaning that they bear.
Take the Easter lily for example, sign of the resurrection. White and fragile, its silent graceful trumpet greets the light of March or April only under the fierce glare and warmth of florists' lamps in sheltered glass houses.
Search as you will, you will never see them blooming in gardens before July or August.
But the dandelion, now there is a fitting flower for Easter!
Seeded by the gay abandoned winds, as every angry gardener knows only too well, no matter how deep they dig, the root of a dandelion deeper grows. And when, at last they quit, exhausted, thinking they have won, the rain falls, and a host of fresh and bright new leaves and flowers stand resurrected and the garden glows with new life once more.