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What does it take to move a stone?



What does it take to move a stone?

When it is an effort to till the untillable,

creating a place where simple seed

can drop, be covered and sprout and thrive,

it takes muscle and sweat and blisters and tears.

What does it take to move a stone?

When it is a day when no one will speak

out of fear,

the silent will be moved to cry out

the truth, heard and known and never forgotten.

What does it take to move a stone?

When it is a day when all had given up,

gone behind locked doors in grief,

and two came to tend the dead,

but there was no dead to tend.

Only a gaping hole left

Only an empty tomb

Only a weeping weary silence

broken by Love

calling our name

and we turn to greet Him

as if hearing it for the first time.


Emily Polis Gibson from "Barnstorming"

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