God longs to be the spouse of our souls, hence the wedding imagery of the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. The 13th century Persian poet, theologian and mystic offers the image in today’s sermon from this poem:

When dust clouds your heart-glass, how can the mirror clear?
Remove the dust and rays reveal your real face.
Grape juice doesn’t ferment overnight,
that’s why wine ages in a bottle.
So if you want your heart to brighten,
expect to exert yourself a bit!

The polished inner mirror reveals the face of God, your Beloved.

Live Worship October 11, 2020

Music by Beverly Karlovich with Michae Pinnella accompanying. Sermon title: "The Mirror Within" featuring the poetry of Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and theologian.

Posted by Matawan United Methodist Church 2020 on Sunday, October 11, 2020

The complete service beginning with music by Beverly Karlovich and Michael Pinnella, accompanying.

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