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The Walking Madonna – Highly Commended

The Walking Madonna – Highly Commended
June 28, 2017 admin

The Walking Madonna: a statue by Elizabeth Frink in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral.

 

She steps out, alone

Unencumbered by

Extraneous belongings

Her back to

The great and imposing

Salisbury Cathedral.

Walking away with

Purpose and determination

In her stride.

So leaving behind

All issues of dogma, gender and ‘not possibles’.

 

The Word that is calling her

Tells of the love of God

For all His world.

For was not this the purpose

Of her Beloved Son?

And did not her Beloved Son –

God’s Son –

Before her very eyes

Die nailed on a cross?

And was not her Beloved Son

The Risen Christ?

 

So she steps out

Not faltering

But with head held high

And eyes unflinching

Leaving behind

All that hinders

Her message of love and compassion

(which so often is ignored

and unrecognised).

Her steadfastness

Gives hope and courage to us all.

May we join her pilgrimage

And follow in her footsteps

And

Those of her Beloved Son

Our Lord and Saviour

Jesus Christ.

 

 

© Anne Munday

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