On having stones piled on you
Posted by Simon Parke, 24 June 2019, 12.58pm
I see the strangest thing today.
At the shopping mall, I watch a crowd of people place stone after stone on a woman’s body, crushing her.
The woman is alive and struggling, though no one seems concerned. I run towards them.
‘What are you doing?’ I ask.
‘Nothing,’ they reply. ‘Just a normal day.’
‘Just a normal day?! But what about the stones?’
‘What stones?’ they exclaim with genuine surprise before continuing with their work.
We are equally blind as we load others with our agendas; with what we want from them.
And each desired outcome laid on them is a heavy stone on their soul.
If we are to practice one thing today, it could be stone-removal, as we allow people to get up and go free.
There’s still time to save the woman in the shopping mall.