An Easter Sign


The branches seen at the entrance of our shed fell during Holy Week. They form the shape of the cross. This unusual event is only surpassed by the fact that after recent strong winds of up to 50+ miles an hour that knocked over fully loaded trash cans into the street, did in no way alter the position of the branches that you see in the photo. The cross represents not pleasure but pain. Christ shows that those who endure their own cross well in life will do what He has done. Attain eternal life as promised.

As did those who failed to separate Christ from the cross, so, too, has the winds described failed to separate those branches that represents the symbol of hope that gives value to faith. (click on the photo for a larger and better view of the cross)

With further attention paid, I noticed that the statue of Mary, Mother of God, that is positioned on the other side of our house, facing the house, was found to be facing in direct line with the cross at the shed entrance. Mary always points to Her Son. As she is our intercessor with Him.

When we find ourselves beyond the boundary of odds, we may well be in the realm of the miraculous.


About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of
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