She Knelt Before the Crucifix

She knelt before the crucifix
And all the world knelt too
Follow my example
Take heed I first loved you

The beads fell from her hands
Silence collapsed her ears
A thousand souls rushed in and jeered
Taunting her to tears

Why did you not expect
A cleansing to the bone
Press your face against the ground
Welcome your new home


2 thoughts on “She Knelt Before the Crucifix

  1. My favorite lines:
    Taunting me to tears/Why did you not expect/A cleansing to the bone

    That’s exactly how it is–a deep and complete cleansing.
    This is beautiful, Mary.

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