Rumi and Jesus + a poem

November 3, 2005

A church in Shiraz (Iran) has an inscription carved in stone over it’s door. The author was Rumi. It says:

Where Jesus lives, the great-hearted gather.
We are a door that’s never locked.

If you are suffering any kind of pain,
stay near this door. Open it.

Here’s a Rumi poem I love:

I called through your door,
“The mystics are gathering
in the street. Come out!”

“Leave me alone.
I’m sick.”

“I don’t care if you’re dead!”
Jesus is here, and he wants
to resurrect somebody!”

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