Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

(Picture found here)
Am I a stone, and not a sheep,
            That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross,
To number drop by drop Thy blood’s slow loss,
            And yet not weep?
Not so those women loved
            Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;
            Not so the thief was moved;
Not so the Sun and Moon
            Which hid their faces in a starless sky,
A horror of great darkness at broad noon –
            I, only I.
Yet give not o’er,
            But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock;
Greater than Moses, turn and look once more
            And smite a rock.

~Christina Rossetti

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