Mass Attendance Second Sunday of Lent
Archbishop Chaput on the Vocation of Christians in American Public Life

Prayer is An Egg

Today's Lectionary Readings


The poem Prayer is An Egg  by Rumi can be read in its entirety here.

"...Then you pray the prayer that is the essence 
of every ritual: God,

I have no hope. I am torn to shreds. You are my first and 
last and only refuge.

Don't do daily prayers like a bird pecking, moving its head 
up and down. Prayer is an egg.

Hatch out the total helplessness inside."

Our best prayers do not arise from a feeling of self-satisfaction or entitlement. Pray more egg-prayers.