Friday, April 6, 2012

Legend of the Dogwood

At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross.

To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said. "Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross–two long and two short petals.

"In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember." 

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend.  I've started mine a little early.  Took myself a mental health day of rest. See ya all on Monday.


  1. I have two dogwoods in my yard. I've never heard about this before. I'll have to check out the flowers. Enjoy your mental health day and your weekend as well.

  2. Good for YOU! :0)
    Happy Easter to you and yours Mary.

  3. Good morning Mary....good for you ....... you took the day off.....Have a wonderful weekend.


  4. Enjoy a lovely weekend, I am sure you are going to cook up something delicious. A mental health day is good idea for the start of the holiday!

  5. Beautiful story, beautiful picture. For that matter, beautiful plant.

  6. Very interesting post, dogwoods are so beautiful!

  7. Happy easter Mary, hope it was a peaceful one in your new digs:) I'll try to get by more often, really like your new look here...