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The Chisel

Metal on stone

the hammer pounds.


Bang, bang, bang.

A pause –

drawing near for a closer look.

After careful examination,

it is clear the work is not finished.

A new angle is chosen,

and with great precision

the chisel continues.

More time passes by.

The work is painstaking and arduous

yet, where there is love, there is no labor.

The attention and care of the Craftsman

leads to the slow transformation of this unique (stubborn) stone.

Each feature, bearing His own image and likeness,

is wonderfully revealed by the Master’s experienced touch.

Is there any doubt?

Or fear?

Or concern?

There is none more qualified for this great work!

My heart,

my life

in Your hands.

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.

I am hand made by the Lord.

Fiat mihi secundum verbum Tuum.

Chisel on!

Sr. Kelly Francis, CFR


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