My reflection is from The Little White Book:
“Christian art often uses the butterfly as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection.
In its earlier stages of development, the butterfly is an earthbound caterpillar that crawls along the ground. Then it enters its cocoon as into a tomb. After a death-like sleep, it emerges in a new and beautiful form. No longer bound to the earth, it freely and gloriously soars where it will.
That is why the butterfly became a symbol for the life cycle of Jesus – the caterpillar symbolizes his humanity; the cocoon his death, and the butterfly emerging from the cocoon his resurrection.”
Let us take time today to thank our risen Lord for all the gifts that we have been given.