Lent, Week 6

The symbols we choose to focus on become planted deep within us.  In the liturgical season of Lent, and especially during Holy Week, we think primarily of the cross and crown of thorns… outward evidence of a humiliating and painful death.  But other symbols appear during this time, like the towel and basin of water on Maundy Thursday.  It is a useful exercise to imagine how Christianity might have developed differently had the towel and basin been our primary symbol, rather than the cross.  Service rather than sacrifice.  What symbols carry special meaning for you?