October 31, 2013 at 10:20 am Categories: News
From the sermon “Just Wanna be a Sheep” on October 27, 2013.
“O, my Lord, all the stars are shining
and the eyes of men are closed,
and the kings have shut their doors,
and every lover is alone with his beloved,
and here I am alone with thee.
O my lord, if I worship you only
from fear of hell, burn me there,
and if I worship you only in hope of heaven,
exclude me from there,
but if I worship you for your own sake,
then do not withhold from me
your eternal beauty.”
…the evening prayer of an anonymous
18th Century desert mystic