Rumi Moment of the Week — “Come”

Rumi was a devout Sufi, a Muslim — preacher, teacher, master, and more. Yet he excludes no one and no path from entering into Divine Presence. He was often challenged for these beliefs and one such public challenge came from a Muslim dignitary, Qonavi, who confronted Rumi before an audience:

“You claim to be at one with 72 religious sects,” said Qonavi, “but the Jews cannot agree with the Christians, and the Christians cannot agree with Muslims. If they cannot agree with each other, how could you agree with them all?”

To this Rumi answered, “Yes, you are right, I agree with you too.”

My favorite line in this week’s poem is “even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come.” We are never too far or too failed to be covered by Grace. Climb on board, come on in, get you some of this peace…

Come, come, whoever you are.

Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.

It doesn’t matter.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, even if you have broken your vow

a hundred times.

Come, yet again, come, come.

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3 comments on “Rumi Moment of the Week — “Come”

  1. He is infinitely and absolutely divine. He understood it beyond his time.

  2. ViewPacific says:

    Yes, that’s what love and acceptance sounds like. Isn’t it wonderful?
    Vincent

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