The lily is to the Easter season what the poinsettia is to Christmas.
What a beautiful symbol it is!
According to ancient Semitic folklore, the lily sprang from the tears of Eve when she was banished form the Garden of Eden. Later Christian lore says the lily was yellow until the day the Virgin Mary stooped to pick it.
Christian symbolism has the lily representing purity, chastity and innocence. Above all, it is the symbol of Christ’s Resurrection after the tragic day of His crucifixion and His death.
The Tennessee Department of Environment is offering complimentary radon test kits online this month.
The department is also educating Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure.
“It is important to test your home since radon acts unpredictably,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “It is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into homes through cracks and openings in the foundation and cannot be seen, tasted or smelled.”