Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday Postcard: The Legend of the Dogwood

Happy Happy Wednesday Readers! I hope the middle of the week finds you all well; the weekend is insight, Easter is around the corner for some of you and by now you have probably gotten in some pretty good mail! I know I sure have and I have also been trying my hardest to get caught up....I'm no where close but I hope to use some time tonight and some down time tomorrow to at least make a dent! Be patient pen pals, I'm on my way! In the mean time let's check out the awesome card I got in today--I just love these kind of cards--I'll have to see if I can find any dogwood flowers. Hope you all enjoy the story!  :)

Thank you to Susan in upstate New York for sending this my way!

"The Legend of the Dogwood"

There is a legend, that at the time of the Crucifixion the dogwood had been the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber of the cross. To be used thus for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus, nailed upon it, sensed this, and in His gentle pity for all sorrow and suffering said to it: "Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross..two long and two short pedals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember."

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