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In Lent, as in any season, a poem from Rumi is a welcome reflection
From “A Thirsty Fish” by Rumi
I don’t get tired of you. Don’t grow weary
of being compassionate toward me!
All this thirst equipment
must surely be tired of me,
the waterjar, the water carrier.
I have a thirsty fish in me
that can never find enough
of what it’s thirsty for!
Show me the way to the ocean!
Break these half-measures,
these small containers.
All this fantasy
On the outside, our lives may look great. But what is it that is going on inside? Is there unforgiveness that is brewing? Remember this: our unforgiveness doesn’t hurt the one we won’t forgive – especially in those situations when it is a person that is not actively a part of our life anymore. But that spirit definitely hurts us. We may find ourselves stewing about whatever it was that “so and so” said or did, while “so and so” is oblivious to the fact that we are having such thoughts. So, our stewing only makes our shoulders tense and our chests tighten.
This Saturday, let our Lenten fast be from resentments or bitterness. Forgive others who have hurt your instead. Let go.