The legend holds that the tree was once very large, like a Great Oak tree, and because its wood was strong and sturdy, it provided building material for a variety of purposes. According to the story, it was the dogwood tree that provided the wood used to build the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
Because of its role in the crucifixion, it is said that God both cursed and blessed the tree. It was cursed to forever be small, so that it would never grow large enough again for its wood to be used as a cross for a crucifixion. It’s branches would be narrow and crooked--not good for building at all.
At the same time, however, the tree was blessed so that it would produce beautiful flowers each spring, just in time for Easter. To remember God's promise to the tree it is said he gave it a few traits so that whoever looks upon it will never forget.
The petals of the dogwood actually form the shape of a cross. Upon close examination, it can be seen that the blooms of the tree always have four petals.
The middle of the Dogwood flower has a tight grouping of resembling a "crown of thorns." And the tips of each of the petals are indented, as if they bear a nail dent.There are even colors in the petals that bring to mind the drops of blood that spilled during the crucifixion.
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Kalo ditanya, siapa yg paling kuat?
Jawaban gue adalah Wanita.. Karna kenyataannya, pria masih membutuhkan Obat Kuat 😁😝
*sekian jokes hari ini.. Langsung gue diserbu para lelaki hahahaha.. Yg protes ketahuan sering pake obat kuat beli di jatinegara 😂😆 .
Selamat Hari Kartini untuk semua perempuan hebat di Indonesia.. ❤
Terus menginspirasi, berkarya! .
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