HOW MORE YOUTH GOT THEIR LOGO
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
The Sand Dollar or Holy Ghost Shell is one of the most unusual specimens of marine life. The markings on the shell symbolize the Birth, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.
On the top side of the shell, and outline of the Easter Lily is clearly seen. At the center of the Lily a five pointed Star representing the Star of Bethlehem appears. The five narrow openings are representative of the four nail holes and the spear wound made in the body of Christ during the Crucifixion.
Reversing the shell you will easily recognize the outline of the Christmas Poinsettia and also the Bell. When broken, inside the shell are five little birds called the Doves of Peace. Some say they are the Angels that sang to the Shepards the First Christmas Morning.
The symbolism in the sand dollar and More Youth is that we cannot always see the real stuff or the "good" stuff inside. We hope in the student's formation this will be the opportunity for breaking open spirit within them. The "doves" of More Youth are Breaking Open The Word, Prayer Nite, Family Nite, Socials and Small Group Activities.
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