Saturday, February 27, 2016

Conversation with a Stone

How firm a foundation! But now I look up—

At this fortress all crooked, these angles all wrong.
This beam is displaced, this window’s too long!
And I tremble to see all these wavering towers,
And buttresses weakened by unholy powers.

The ceiling is crumbling, and what if it falls?
“Take courage, my friend,” a voice gently calls,
“The archway’s unsteady, the pillars will tilt—
But Zion is still being built.

So pick up your tools; take compass and square,
And build on what’s already there.”

Church members building the Salt Lake Temple.
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