A mother faced the wall and wept
to hear the news about her son
who held a toy gun in his hand
and now was gone.
She held her child close in her arms
and wept for what would never come,
remembering the days of joy
that now were gone.
She wept alone and said, “No more,
no more, no more, this can’t go on.
The hate and lies that lead to death
must now be gone.”
And when she turned to face the crowd,
her burning words declared the dawn
of liberty and justice born
when fear is gone.
Another time, another land,
a mother wept to see her son,
but love that drew her to the cross
would lead her on.
The love of God shown on the cross
transforms the heart and stills the gun
as truth reveals that we are one
and love leads on.