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The word

Sometimes
words are not enough
for everything we have to say. 

Words can’t beat like a heart.
A verb won’t sweat or bleed.
A noun doesn’t get thirsty.
An adjective cannot feel pain.
Something gets lost
in translation into words. 

So when God
needed to express
a love deeper than words
he used body language
of a kind not known on earth before. 


Written to introduce the bible reading John 1 1-14 in the carol service sequence the last straw.