“The real work of religion is astonishment.”

Can anyone really describe the actions of the Matchless One?
Anything I can say is only what I’m allowed to.
Sometimes He acts this way, sometimes in its exact opposite;
The real work of religion is astonishment.
By that I don’t mean astonishment turning your back on Him–
I mean: blazing in blind ecstasy, drowned in God and drunk on Love.

-Rumi, The Rumi Collection

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