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Why did the burro cross the road....
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Why did the burro cross the road....
Why did the burro cross the road....
Legend of the Christian Donkey in thread.
Taken up by Bonnie springs, N.V.

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    Legend of the Christian Donkey
Have you heard the legend of the Christian donkeys? The story that has been told is about the little donkey that had been Jesus' mount on Palm Sunday.

It is said that a donkey carried Mary to Bethlehem and is also referred to as a Nativity Donkey and on the trip to Egypt. The Nubian burro has a cross on its back because it was said to believe that these donkeys carried Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

To ride on a donkey signified coming in peace, this symbolic event served to reinforce what Jesus had told the people of Israel: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he [is] just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a donkey.”(Zachariah 9:9 KJV)

Many Christians believe that the donkey had known what Jesus was about to go through with his trial and suffering. They say that seeing the tragic event of Jesus’ crucifixion, the donkey wished he had been able to carry the cross for Jesus, as he was the one who should carry such burdens. The donkey turned his back on the sight, but he could not leave Jesus whom he had carried, he wished to stay until all was over because of his love and loyalty.

In reward for the loyal and humble love of the donkey the Lord caused the shadow of the cross to fall across his back and the donkey has carried the cross ever since as a sign that the love of God and carries a reward for all to see.

12/21/2011 8:04:07 PM

 
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Cool capture, Tammy!

12/21/2011 10:22:54 PM

 
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Awesome capture, Tammy!! I'd never heard of that story...very beautifully told.

12/22/2011 1:23:34 AM

 
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Hi Tammy,Great capture Buddy.Great info!!!

12/22/2011 3:50:51 AM

 
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Wonderful Tammy. Love the story.

12/22/2011 8:01:05 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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That is wonderfully captured ,Tammy, with great info also, my friend! WTG, indeed!

12/22/2011 11:49:41 AM

 
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An excellent capture and title Tammy! Thanks for the story also!

12/22/2011 12:25:19 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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I love that legend, Vegas! I hear it YEARS ago and I believe every word of it! Yes I do!:
BTW this is an AWWWWESOME image of the burro! :-) k

12/22/2011 4:30:40 PM

 
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So beautifully said Tammy, I love it. Have a wonderful Christmas and may the New Year in 2012 bring you more blessings and joy. Regards.

12/22/2011 4:33:41 PM

 
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Super awesome capture and love the story, too, Tammy! They do always have the cross on their back!!

12/22/2011 4:51:25 PM

 
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Wonderful Shot, Tammy!
Great Story

12/22/2011 6:04:10 PM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Your capture is beautiful...and so is your burro story Tammy. Thanks so much for sharing both!

12/22/2011 8:24:50 PM

 
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Looks like someone took a shortcut off the road! ... and wiped the white line right off there! Ha! Ha! The burros however are beautiful! ... and so is the wonderful story you just shared with us! Awesome capture, Tammy Girl! :)

12/23/2011 7:55:22 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Hey! I wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year in 2012!!!!! :)
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12/23/2011 9:16:02 AM

 
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WONDERFUL capture and a BEAUTIFUL story, I love this!!! <><

12/23/2011 9:30:32 AM

 
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a cool capture!

12/23/2011 10:01:47 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture, Tammy. Love it. Merry Christmas.

12/23/2011 10:06:27 AM

 
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Looks like a couple of asses if you ask me!!! ;-) HeeHaw....heehaw!!!

12/23/2011 11:29:22 AM

 
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LOL, cool catch!

12/24/2011 6:58:30 AM

 
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A Wonderful capture and story Tammy - Thanks for sharing!! I hope that you had a Great Chritmas!!

12/26/2011 8:28:27 AM

 
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Wonderful capture Tammy.....but why did the Donkey cross the road? To get away from the truck that was wiping out! I did hear the story eons ago in grade school....I went to Parochial School in NYC....lots of stories were told....but it is a sweet story to read again during the Holidays....Have a wonderful evening ahead..and if I don't have a chance between now and Saturday...all the very best wishes for a Happy Healthy New Year filled with lots of Shutterbug moments!.....=^..^=

12/27/2011 4:31:55 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I never heard that story either, Tammy. That's a terrific shot too!

12/27/2011 8:04:17 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Fantastic image, Tammy, love those faces...

12/28/2011 5:54:34 AM

 
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great find and capture!!!

12/28/2011 11:54:10 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Love this image, Tammy--the graphic quality of the road, their stance, the whole package.

12/28/2011 12:46:52 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Great capture and beautiful story, too.
~♥~Lisa

12/30/2011 11:01:15 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Awesome capture and LOVE the legend, I too have never heard it before!

12/31/2011 10:31:40 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Wonderful story Tammy. How on earth did you get this wonderful capture?

1/7/2012 1:16:24 AM

 
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WTG on this super cool finalist, Vegas! :-) k

1/24/2012 2:32:23 PM

 
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Congratulations, Tammy!

1/24/2012 2:35:14 PM

 
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Heyyyy, Tammy Vegas, Big Congratulations on this incredible Finalist! Hope to see it in the next round! Good luck!

1/24/2012 2:41:08 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your awesome fnalist, Tammy!

1/24/2012 2:46:39 PM

 
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Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Tammy!

1/24/2012 2:46:55 PM

 
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Congrats on an awesome finalist.

1/24/2012 3:10:32 PM

 
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WTG Buddy.A big Congratulations.Beautiful finalist!!!!

1/24/2012 3:29:09 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

And NOW we know why the Donkey Crossed The Road.

Because of LOVE and LOYALTY. It's the same reason any of us should cross the road. By the looks of this image a few people ditched the road totally. Thank you for the beautiful image and legend.

-Lala :)

1/24/2012 3:48:31 PM

 
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WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WTG GIRL on your AWESOME finalist!!!!!!
HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round!!!

1/24/2012 3:50:03 PM

 
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I missed this one in December; love it!!! Congratulations!

1/24/2012 3:58:17 PM

 
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This is great. Congratulations...

1/24/2012 4:11:41 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! So glad to see this one again!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 Finalist Awards this month!!!!! WTG, Tammy Girl!!! :)
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1/24/2012 4:15:14 PM

 
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Thank you so much everyone! :)

1/24/2012 4:19:15 PM

 
Cheryl Winn

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You have captured the character of these donkey's beautifully. Such a powerful image, Tammy!

1/24/2012 4:22:38 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Tammy, also loved the info!

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1/24/2012 4:40:52 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Tammy, also loved the info!

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1/24/2012 4:41:04 PM

 
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Congratulations on your adorable finalist.

1/24/2012 4:43:27 PM

 
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BIG CONGRATS!

1/24/2012 4:52:01 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Great pair and a beaut of an image, Tammy. Congrats.

1/24/2012 5:38:45 PM

 
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This is so wonderful Tammy, big congrats!

1/24/2012 5:59:41 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on another finalist award Tammy. Hope this one goes gold too.

1/24/2012 6:57:45 PM

 
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Great pose captured of the donkey pair, Tammy. CONGRATZ on the Finalist award and good luck up next!!!

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1/24/2012 8:55:20 PM

 
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Big Congratulations again, Tammy on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!

1/24/2012 9:36:45 PM

 
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!

1/25/2012 12:51:46 AM

 
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Fantastic photo, Tammy. Congratulations on your finalist!

1/25/2012 2:43:46 AM

 
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A double win.....I loved this shot before and still do....all the very best in the next round Tammy!!!

1/25/2012 3:06:23 AM

 
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Congrats Tammy on your Wonderful Finalist!!

1/25/2012 3:51:06 AM

 
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Very interesting environment for this portrait.

1/25/2012 5:30:42 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

1/25/2012 6:56:33 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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I loved this one when you first posted it Tammy! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! Well done my friend!!

1/25/2012 7:06:08 AM

 
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I hadn't heard that legend. Did you find out why they crossed the road? Thank you for sharing the information, and congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Tammy!

1/25/2012 8:41:45 AM

 
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Congrats Tammy! Great one!

1/25/2012 9:23:33 AM

 
Jayne Martin

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Congrats on your awesome finalist!! Love it!

1/25/2012 12:18:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Thanks so much everyone!! Thank you BP judge!

1/25/2012 1:03:50 PM

 
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Heather , the wild burro's think you will feed them so if you park and walk they do tend to come near you. I run to my car,but will will stop and watch you!I've watched people pet them and feed them. Just be careful the rangers don't catch you or the burro's don't kick you. HA :)

1/25/2012 1:05:31 PM

 
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This is awesome...love it,Tammy. Congratulations to you on this wonderful catch!

1/27/2012 6:59:26 AM

 
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You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna

1/29/2012 11:02:43 AM

 
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SO CUTE, and what a darling image. I HOPE IT WINS GOLD.
I have miniature donkeys and always show everyone the cross on their backs. :-)
Have a blessed day and congratulations on a well deserved award Tammy!

2/26/2012 5:33:19 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

2/26/2012 6:28:30 PM

 
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love it

5/1/2012 2:40:11 PM

 
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A belated CONGRATULATIONS on thie wonderful finalist Tammy, WTG!!! <><

5/4/2012 6:46:00 PM

 
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