Thursday, August 12, 2010
Poem: Song of the Stones
Song of the Stones
Your steps are stone, unchanged,
sure of themselves, self righteous,
incapable of growth,
incapable of transformation,
locked away from humanity
or hope, capable only of hardness
able only to slowly decay
These words were inspired by a post by my dear friend and pastor at the church I last attended in Virginia, Welspring Presbytarian. In his note he wrote: The thing about self-righteousness is is that it doesn't believe in deep personal transformation - I mean it doesn't believe in the gospel. It doesn't believe in grace. It just simply thinks it can measure up on its own. It says to Jesus, "You can come this close to me... and no further."
The photograph was taken in Rome. You can click on it for a larger version.