Why God Said He Loved Moses
One day God said to Moses, “My chosen one, I love you.”
Moses asked, “Bountiful One, tell me what in me is the cause of your love for me, so that I may make it grow?”
God replied, “You are like the child in the presence of its mother. When she chastises the child it still wraps its arms about her and loves her. The child knows of no one in the world but her, and finds all sorrow and joy from her presence. If she should be angry with the child it still comes to her, for it never seeks any help from anywhere else.
You are like this child, Moses, for your heart never turns from Me to anyone else.”
We long for You in worship,
In trouble we ask from You alone.
We worship You for the purpose of love,
In trouble we ask exclusively.
We perform the worship to You alone.
We have hope of help from You alone.
A soul not cloaked with inner love is cold from shame.
Be warmed with love, for only love exists.
Where is intimacy except in giving and receiving?
The Illustrated Rumi