Growing up, I was taught all there is to know about Christianity, but my family didn't put a lot of emphasis in trying to get to know the religions of other people from around the world. As a result, I had a lot of questions once I became an adult and started to do some traveling. I found myself visiting different churches and places of worship to get answers, and most of what I learned was simply fascinating. Today, I enjoy helping others understand the differences and similarities between various religions because I feel that it brings us closer together as humans. So I started this blog to provide insight and information about some of the most notorious religions of all time. I hope you enjoy what you find here!
If you are a follower of the Christian religion and want to express your belief in a unique way, you can do so by collecting various flowers with deep religious and spiritual meaning. Each of the flowers outlined in this guide possesses a meaning that is deeply rooted in your faith, so that you can allow it to serve as not only a beautiful decoration, but a religious staple inside of and outside of your household. Purchase some flower pots and look into the following flowers, so that you can exemplify the virtue of your religion.
#1: The Madonna Lily
The Madonna lily, also known as the Lilium candidum, is very important to the Christian religion because it serves as symbol of Mary, Jesus Christ's mother. Mary is known for giving birth to Jesus as a virgin, and the white color of this lily is characteristic of Mary's purity. By purchasing and planting these flowers, you will have a constant reminder of Mary's sacrifice and the origin story of Jesus, which is the central theme of the religion.
#2: The Passion Flower
Since the story of Jesus focuses on his persecution and crucifixion, the passion flower is an excellent symbol of that. This flower contains a number of different components that are said to symbolize Jesus' crucifixion. For example, the flower contains 72 filaments, which are symbolic of the crown of thorns that was placed upon Jesus' head when he was nailed to the cross. He died with the crown of thorns on his head, and had three nails pounded into his hands and feet, which are symbolized by the passion flower's three stigmas found at the very top. Keeping these components of the flower in mind give you a daily reminder, in addition to a unique way to tell people about your faith when they comment on your flowers.
#3: The Gardenia
Forgiveness is a large element of the Christian religion, and this tenet is symbolized through the gardenia flower. The flower is a symbol of grace, which is important both in your duty to express grace and forgiveness to others while also remembering that God shows unconditional grace and forgiveness toward those who lean on him. This flower is not only beautiful, but expresses a key reminder that you will need to remember for the rest of your life.
Take these three flowers into consideration as you look to purchase plants and unique flower pots that are gorgeous and symbolic at the same time.