Rumi: On Jesus

Rumi was a 13th century Sufi mystic.  A poet. A theologian.  A Muslim.  I’ve often thought he understood Jesus and the task of the church better than most 21st century Christians.  These words from Rumi about Jesus are among my favorite:

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“Where Jesus is 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”

The Essential Rumi, Trans., Coleman Barks

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