The Miracle of Poinsettia
The Mexicans call the poinsettia the ‘Flower of the Holy Night’, after a legend that tells of a little peasant girl who, on Christmas Eve, wanted to go to Midnight Mass with a gift for Jesus. She had nothing to give, but angels appeared to her and told her to pick some weeds and take them into the cathedral.
As she went in, everyone laughed at her.
Suddenly the top leaves on everystem burst into a flame of scarlet. The people fell to their knees and the little peasant girl marched proudly forward to make her offering at the crib.