A lily blossoms, over mountain and vale, at all ends of the earth.
-- Jacobe Böhme
Of all flowers, lilies are my favorite. The lush, spotted throats of the lilies are, for me, the epitome of feminine beauty. Although they are quite common, they always seem rare and exotic, like flowers from the deepest Amazon jungle or from another planet. Given its exotic beauty, should it surprise us that the lily symbolizes the rise of the age of the Holy Spirit?