Why did the burro cross the road....

© Tammy Espino

Why did the burro cross the road....

Tammy Espino 12/21/2011 8:04:07 PM

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.

Barbara Waldoch 12/21/2011 10:22:54 PM

Cool capture, Tammy! #9881835

Robert K. Bemus 12/22/2011 1:23:34 AM

Awesome capture, Tammy!! I'd never heard of that story...very beautifully told. #9881906

Robert R. Goodman 12/22/2011 3:50:51 AM

Hi Tammy,Great capture Buddy.Great info!!! #9882025

Dianne 12/22/2011 8:01:05 AM

Wonderful Tammy. Love the story.

Patrick Rouzes 12/22/2011 11:49:41 AM

That is wonderfully captured ,Tammy, with great info also, my friend! WTG, indeed! #9882571

John Connolly 12/22/2011 12:25:19 PM

An excellent capture and title Tammy! Thanks for the story also! #9882615

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/22/2011 4:30:40 PM

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 #9882818

Reynaldo D. Reyes 12/22/2011 4:33:41 PM

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. #9882821

Ellen Hodges 12/22/2011 4:51:25 PM

Super awesome capture and love the story, too, Tammy! They do always have the cross on their back!! #9882848

Wm Nosal 12/22/2011 6:04:10 PM

Wonderful Shot, Tammy!
Great Story #9882924

Boyd L. Alexander 12/22/2011 8:24:50 PM

Your capture is beautiful...and so is your burro story Tammy. Thanks so much for sharing both! #9883085

Lorna Shutter 12/23/2011 7:55:22 AM

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! :) #9883645

Lorna Shutter 12/23/2011 9:16:02 AM

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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Nancy L. Green 12/23/2011 9:30:32 AM

WONDERFUL capture and a BEAUTIFUL story, I love this!!! <>< #9883739

Tiia Vissak 12/23/2011 10:01:47 AM

a cool capture! #9883800

Leslie McLain 12/23/2011 10:06:27 AM

Terrific capture, Tammy. Love it. Merry Christmas. #9883807

Gina Cormier 12/23/2011 11:29:22 AM

Looks like a couple of asses if you ask me!!! ;-) HeeHaw....heehaw!!! #9883905

Douglas Perry 12/24/2011 6:58:30 AM

LOL, cool catch! #9884972

Jeff Robinson 12/26/2011 8:28:27 AM

A Wonderful capture and story Tammy - Thanks for sharing!! I hope that you had a Great Chritmas!! #9887206

Patricia A. Casey 12/27/2011 4:31:55 PM

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!.....=^..^= #9889027

Terry Cervi 12/27/2011 8:04:17 PM

I never heard that story either, Tammy. That's a terrific shot too! #9889284

Karen Slagle 12/28/2011 5:54:34 AM

Fantastic image, Tammy, love those faces... #9889803

Stefania Barbier 12/28/2011 11:54:10 AM

great find and capture!!! #9890337

Mitch Spence 12/28/2011 12:46:52 PM

Love this image, Tammy--the graphic quality of the road, their stance, the whole package. #9890408

Lisa J. Boulden 12/30/2011 11:01:15 AM

Great capture and beautiful story, too.
~♥~Lisa #9893602

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/31/2011 10:31:40 PM

Awesome capture and LOVE the legend, I too have never heard it before! #9895922

Heather Loewenhardt 1/7/2012 1:16:24 AM

Wonderful story Tammy. How on earth did you get this wonderful capture? #9906739

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/24/2012 2:32:23 PM

WTG on this super cool finalist, Vegas! :-) k #9939744

Wm Nosal 1/24/2012 2:35:14 PM

Congratulations, Tammy! #9939769

Patrick Rouzes 1/24/2012 2:41:08 PM

Heyyyy, Tammy Vegas, Big Congratulations on this incredible Finalist! Hope to see it in the next round! Good luck! #9939835

Terry Cervi 1/24/2012 2:46:39 PM

Congrats on your awesome fnalist, Tammy! #9939900

Kathy Salerni 1/24/2012 2:46:55 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Tammy! #9939904

Tammy M. Anderson 1/24/2012 3:10:32 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist. #9940097

Robert R. Goodman 1/24/2012 3:29:09 PM

WTG Buddy.A big Congratulations.Beautiful finalist!!!! #9940228

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 3:48:31 PM

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 :) #9940387

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/24/2012 3:50:03 PM

HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round!!! #9940397

Agnes Fegan 1/24/2012 3:58:17 PM

I missed this one in December; love it!!! Congratulations! #9940473

Lynn M. Whitt 1/24/2012 4:11:41 PM

This is great. Congratulations... #9940582

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2012 4:15:14 PM

Woo Hoo!!! So glad to see this one again!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 Finalist Awards this month!!!!! WTG, Tammy Girl!!! :)
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Tammy Espino 1/24/2012 4:19:15 PM

Thank you so much everyone! :) #9940644

Cheryl Winn 1/24/2012 4:22:38 PM

You have captured the character of these donkey's beautifully. Such a powerful image, Tammy! #9940672

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/24/2012 4:40:52 PM

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

jo ann c. #9940861

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/24/2012 4:41:04 PM

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

jo ann c. #9940863

Ann Coates 1/24/2012 4:43:27 PM

Congratulations on your adorable finalist. #9940891

Carol L. Fowler 1/24/2012 4:52:01 PM

BIG CONGRATS! #9940985

Mitch Spence 1/24/2012 5:38:45 PM

Great pair and a beaut of an image, Tammy. Congrats. #9941467

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/24/2012 5:59:41 PM

This is so wonderful Tammy, big congrats! #9941716

Heather Loewenhardt 1/24/2012 6:57:45 PM

Congrats on another finalist award Tammy. Hope this one goes gold too. #9942308

Usman M. Bajwa 1/24/2012 8:55:20 PM

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

UB. #9942916

Denny E. Barnes 1/24/2012 9:36:45 PM

Big Congratulations again, Tammy on your beautiful and well deserved finalist! #9943052

Stefania Barbier 1/25/2012 12:51:46 AM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #9943448

Bojan Bencic 1/25/2012 2:43:46 AM

Fantastic photo, Tammy. Congratulations on your finalist! #9943668

Patricia A. Casey 1/25/2012 3:06:23 AM

A double win.....I loved this shot before and still do....all the very best in the next round Tammy!!! #9943715

Jeff Robinson 1/25/2012 3:51:06 AM

Congrats Tammy on your Wonderful Finalist!! #9943836

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/25/2012 5:30:42 AM

Very interesting environment for this portrait. #9944226

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/25/2012 6:56:33 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9944543

Boyd L. Alexander 1/25/2012 7:06:08 AM

I loved this one when you first posted it Tammy! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! Well done my friend!! #9944577

Eivor Kuchta 1/25/2012 8:41:45 AM

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! #9944868

Julianne Bradford 1/25/2012 9:23:33 AM

Congrats Tammy! Great one! #9944957

Jayne Martin 1/25/2012 12:18:28 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist!! Love it! #9945398

Tammy Espino 1/25/2012 1:03:50 PM

Thanks so much everyone!! Thank you BP judge! #9945481

Tammy Espino 1/25/2012 1:05:31 PM

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 :) #9945484

Lydia Williams 1/27/2012 6:59:26 AM

This is awesome...love it,Tammy. Congratulations to you on this wonderful catch! #9950112

Merna L. Nobile 1/29/2012 11:02:43 AM

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 #9953849

Kathy Cline 2/26/2012 5:33:19 PM

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! #10004152

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/26/2012 6:28:30 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10004578

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/1/2012 2:40:11 PM

love it #10116423

Nancy L. Green 5/4/2012 6:46:00 PM

A belated CONGRATULATIONS on thie wonderful finalist Tammy, WTG!!! <>< #10123349

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Legend of the Christian Donkey in thread.
Taken up by Bonnie springs, N.V.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 12/21/2011 8:02:02 PM

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