Persistence or Something Else?

The Gospel Reading for Sunday, July 25th is a collection of teachings about prayer.  Much is made about the section which employs the words, “Ask…Seek…Knock…”  It reminds me of this quote from Rumi, Middle Eastern poet from the 13th century, in his epic poem The Masnavi:

“I have lived on the lip of insanity,

wanting to know reasons,

knocking on a door.  It opens. 

I have been knocking from the inside.”

Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.  Amen.

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