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At the Names of Jesus, Advent 22


I am a rose[b] of Sharon,
    a lily of the valleys.  (Song of Solomon 2:1 NIVUK)


There is not much of a consensus on why Jesus might be known traditionally as the Rose of Sharon, except that he is the lover of our soul, as allegorised in the Song of Solomon.  But I like this photo of a cistus or rock-rose which flowers in the Middle East and has five wounds.