! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 42 - How Far Is Far From God? Poem by Michael Shepherd

! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 42 - How Far Is Far From God?



Why, O dearest to Myself,
do you try to hard to run away from God?

Your body cannot run away from Him,
for He who made your body, runs with you..

Your spirit, your soul, cannot run away from Him,
for He is your very spirit, your very soul..

Only your mind can run away from Him;

and then his brothers, soul and body,
weep for him, wait for his return,
in stillness and in silence - which they know
by nightfall, he will be unable to resist..

Why do you try so hard to run away from God?
When did He ever run away from you?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gary Witt 09 May 2007

Michael: This is extremely nice. Among other things, it conjures up the parable of the profligate son, and the very real notion that God (or some would say 'a god') is our only refuge from Fear. Thank you. -G

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Marton, Lancashire
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