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

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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.

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