Friday, February 8, 2013

Prayer: The Problem with Goodness

Meditation 18

Today, like every other day,
we wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel
and kiss the ground.

Rumi


The problem with goodness
is that it can become so dull,
so functional, so scripted, so smothering
that we lose touch entirely
with all the other ways
God has of showing us
what life is really all about.

Play a little. Laugh more. Try new things.
Walk through strange places.

God is waiting for you to find divinity
where you have never thought it could be.

God is waiting for you
to become spiritual
as well as simply good.

Joan Chittister