With over 500 origami butterflies contributed by students, staff, families, and gradeschool classrooms, the project was a success.  Thanks to all who helped, it looks beautiful!  The MVL Spring Sacred Concert was wonderful as usual.  It's so beautiful to see young people come together and express their faith in such a beautiful and edifying way.


Here is a copy of the related text that printed in the MVL Spring Sacred concert program:


The artwork for this concert is the product of cooperation among many members of the MVL family. The idea was to create an image of Jesus Christ crucified out of many origami butterflies. An appeal for help in folding butterflies went out online and about 500 origami butterflies were created by gradeschoolers, parents, MVL students, faculty and staff.  

The butterfly has long been a Christian symbol of resurrection, for it disappears into a cocoon and appears dead, but emerges later far more beautiful and powerful than before.  Just like a butterfly emerges from its grave-like cocoon transformed and glorious, Jesus rose from death victorious.  

   "So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;  it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;  it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body."     -1 Corinthians 15:42-44

Because Jesus was the "firstborn from the dead" (Rev.1:5) the butterfly is also a symbol of every Christian's hope of resurrection from the dead.
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."   -1 Corinthians 15:51-52   

See more artwork from Jason Jaspersen at jjjaspersen.com, and on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.