The Meaning of the Candy Cane

submitted by: Roxanne Avendano, Executive Assistant

Recently I received an invite to the Annual Wesley Auxiliary Luncheon and it reminded me of last year’s luncheon. I had never heard of the Wesley Auxiliary in my time at MHM and I definitely didn’t know what to expect when I arrived. Upon entrance into the gymnasium I was handed a candy cane with a card attached to it. I briefly glanced at the title of the card before sticking it in my purse. When I returned to the MHM Corporate Office after the luncheon I pulled the card out and was touched by its contents:  

“The Meaning of the Candy Cane”

Many years ago a candy maker wanted to make a candy that would symbolize the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus.
The hard candy was shaped like a “J” to represent that Jesus is our rock of all ages.
The candy was made of white to stand for the pureness of Jesus.
The red represents the blood that Jesus shed to save us from our sins.
So the next time you see a candy cane take a minute to remember the real meaning of Christmas.

I wanted to share this with as many people as I could for two reasons. First, I will never be able to buy another flavored candy cane since the red and white ones hold so much meaning to me now. Second, for all that visit the 3rd floor Christmas tree at the MHM Corporate Office during December and see our Christmas Tree adorn with candy canes hanging like J's you will understand why.