It happens all the time in heaven It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth - That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women who give each other Light, Often get down on their knees and while So tenderly holding their lovers hand, with Tear-filled eyes will sincerely say, “My dear, How can I be more loving to you; my darling, How can I be more kind?" Hafiz Iran/Persia (1320 – 1389) Translation by Daniel Ladinsky
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Hafiz was a great fourteen century Persian poet and mystic revered in Iran to this day.
How to be humble and get down on your knees to respond to the one you love. To listen and hear the need in those you love. The poem asks a key question in the last line. The problem is how to respond and be more kind. Perhaps being kind may involve confronting the one you love to address a deeper need.
And I have always wondered whether Jesus gave the perfect response to those he met?
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Such beauty and compassion in so few words!