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Who or what was physically closest to Jesus Christ, every step of the way to Calvary? In “The Littlest Seed”, the holy cross himself tells the story of the passion and resurrection of Christ.From littlest pine seed to the wooden cross holding man’sMoreWho or what was physically closest to Jesus Christ, every step of the way to Calvary? In “The Littlest Seed”, the holy cross himself tells the story of the passion and resurrection of Christ.From littlest pine seed to the wooden cross holding man’s salvation, the littlest seed’s fictionalized life intertwines with Christ’s from an early age at which point, he is a fruitless tree with a “heart” chosen from the beginning to be borne by the savior. The child Jesus, with Mary and Joseph on their return trip from Egypt, gives him divine water, which saves his life. The next time they meet, the tree is the cross, embraced by Jesus for the salvation of man. The holy cross, with his divine heart, is with Jesus until the end, in spirit, as well as physically, having learned many of the moral lessons we all learn on our own trip to Calvary. Of course, the cross is also witness to Christ’s divine resurrection, at which point he is told that he will finally bear fruit, the souls of men.This story is ideal for anyone wishing to enrich their Lenten experience by identifying with Christ on the most visceral level. The theme that threads throughout the story is that life’s hardships can teach us valuable lessons that help us to grow in Christ, if only we have an open heart. This message, taking care to observe each of the Stations of the Cross with biblical citations*, is important in an age when people are suffering greatly, prompting the faithful to search for means that enable them to identify with both the suffering and promises of our Lord, Jesus Christ.*Certain parts of the narrative are also inspired by the venerable writers, Mary of Agreda and Anne Catherine Emmerich where noted.