Symbol of Roman power
The dead tree flowers
Resurrection at work
Living waters renew earth
The tomb cracks, water bursts forth
Life springs up where it flows
The cross itself begins to leaf
Bearing fruit, come and eat!
The place of death is now paradise
New creation, re-creating,
Through death
Resurrection life

I highly recommend this book from a from Donnel O’Flynn, a local pastor in my area. I just finished his book, Holy Cross, Life Giving Tree. It is a wonderful, scholarly book that explores the historical understanding of the Cross as a life giving tree, and it’s implications to life and worship today.

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