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Written by Peter Johnston   
Friday, 06 April 2012 20:39

Stones at the foot of the cross

This evening in our Good Friday Service we gathered at the foot of the cross (still adorned with the suggestions from the young people at Calderside Academy) and heard the stories of six witnesses to the events at the cross: Simon of Cyrene, John, Mary Magdalene, Roman Centurion, Mary (Jesus' mother) and Joanna. My thanks to Linda Lees and Janice Brewster for giving voice to the female stories.

We placed a stone before the cross in memory of their witness to us. We also remembered that we are called to be living stones witnessing to the continuing forgiveness, love and grace that the cross bears witness to in our own lives.

The service closed with us all saying together:

We will not go from here believing this is
all there is.
We will believe through the night,
and we will believe into the dawn.

We will not go from here believing this is
all there is.
We will believe beyond torture,
and we will believe into freedom.

We will not go from here believing this is
all there is.
We will believe beyond tombs,
and we will believe into eternity.

We will not go from here believing this is
all there is.
We will believe against the darkness,
and we will believe into the light.

We will not go from here believing this is
all there is.
We will believe beyond gravestones,
and we will believe that stones roll.

We will not go from here believing this is
all there is.
We will believe beyond the cross,
and we will believe through to
resurrection.

(Words from Spill the Beans)

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