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Written in Stone: Pause and Ponder Reflection

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection – ‘Written in Stone’.

Written in Stone

Out on the Path, this autumn afternoon,

late sunshine lights the wooden cross

on the boulder at the quarry behind the rock

that we sometimes use for Mass.

In the days since last I passed this way,

someone creative has been here

placing pebbles to shape a celtic cross.

As I pause and ponder my gaze takes in

the weathering process at work on the stone

that first splits off a splinter and then breaks it down

into pebbles and sand and dust.

And I lift my thoughts to the Maker of All,

who set in train the forces of nature

to shape and re-shape this landscape,

and to place our creative humanity within it.

 

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