Friday, December 17, 2010

Rumi, Ruzbihan, Superheroes of God and Heralds of Love!

7. Choice II
You do not choose the Lord,
The Lord chooses you.
There is no bargain,
No trade to make.

He will simply catch you,
Asleep and unaware,
Whispering into you,
O’ love, awake!

At the end of it all, what choice have we? When Love itself knocks on the door of our soul?

For so long we have been asleep, dreaming of Love. Suddenly, you are awaken from your slumber, and you see Love…. What a joyous moment it was! What a joyous moment it is! What a joyous moment it will be!

People are all around you, working, playing, eating, living and dying. But they are in truth sleep-walkers, caught in the twilight of forgetfulness. They have forgotten Him, they have forgotten Love. They trade their affections instead with such love that this world can offer… they are making a terrible bargain.

O' Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims, go and wake up your co-religionists! I cannot, because I am just a sinner, but you can - Be the Heralds of Love!

You have a lot of work ahead of you, sunshine. But you will be in the honoured company of Rumi, Ruzbihan and other superheroes of God.

Pax Taufiqa.

Footnote: Poem and sketch is from chapter 34, entitled ‘Only a Thought Away’ (Sep 2008). It may have been used in an earlier posting.

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