In Christianity, the butterfly has long been a symbol of the resurrection of Christ as well as the resurrection of believers. The caterpillar disappears into a cocoon, which is like the tomb Christ lay in after the crucifixion, appearing dead. Later, it emerges from "death," having transformed into something more beautiful and powerful than it was.
The butterfly symbol is seen especially around Easter, the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Christ. But the butterfly is also a symbol of every Christian's hope of resurrection from the dead, so it is sometimes displayed at the memorials and funerals of believers as well.
"So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body." ~ 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
Benefits of reading the bible on a daily basis - If you click on this link it will bring you to an interesting article on how reading the bible every day, can change your life for the better in a number of ways. Definitely worth a look :-)
Basically find a local church that you are interested in visiting and attend a church service. It does not have to be a catholic church. It can be any church that you feel drawn to attending.
The aim of my website is to lead people to a choice of prayer and reflection which hopefully in turn, will lead to a more peaceful world.
I am a cradle catholic female who was away from the church for a long time, before circumstances forced me to take a long hard look at myself, my life and where I was going.
Once I realised that God needed to be at the centre of my life, I decided to go back to church and find out what I had missed out on all these years.
I realised that God is about Love, Mercy and Compassion, the very things I needed and the more I attended a church service, the more I found the true sense of peace that I had been searching for, all my life.
If you are interested in coming back to church why not contact your local church pastor and ask to meet up for a coffee.
You will be surprised at how delighted the pastor will be to asked and would be happy to answer any questions.
The Gospel Butterfly