“I do not believe a child, brought up under my ministry in this Church, will ever see flowers till he dies without having some thought of religion, of the sanctuary, and of the inspiration of flowers. So, flowers at our service have a meaning. They are not in any special way a symbolization; they simply bring common things into higher relations on a principle of association; and having them on the platform, besides affording a pleasure, to a certain extent interprets a part of my idea of the Christian ministry.
For Beecher, it’s not about the flower ministry, but about the ministry of flowers.
Take Away: Flowers at our service have a meaning.