47 Easter Triduum special – The Tale of the Three Trees

three trees christian tale

Enter the mystery of Easter through one my FAVOURITE short stories ever! I’ve loved the Tale of the Three Trees since I was a child … and I trust the beauty and simple truth of the story will lift your gaze heavenward too!

The story

“Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up.

The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: “I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I’ll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!” The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on its way to the ocean. “I want to be traveling mighty waters and carrying powerful kings. I’ll be the strongest ship in the world!” The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and women worked in a busy town. “I don’t want to leave the mountain top at all. I want to grow so tall that when people stop to look at me, they’ll raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the world…”

You can read along with the rest of Angela Hunt’s timeless story here.

To listen to another great Easter Triduum story, please visit the The Lonely Little Cave episode, written by Br Lawrence and Fr Dave Tremble MGL!

Soundtrack information

A special thanks to Rebecca E Tripp for allowing me to use her wonderful music covers on The Myth Pilgrim! To follow Rebecca and her work, please see the below links.

The soundtracks used this episode were her covers of