Grace and Gratitude

Please indulge me as I invite you to take a test and answer a few simple questions.  Sit back and relax.  Now that you are comfortably seated, please reflect on the following questions and answer with a simple "yes" or "no" without qualifying your response: Do I feel hungry? Do I get what I wish …

Fruit laden trees

In his extensive collection Masnavi-i Ma’navi, the Sufi Master Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi alludes to the trees of the field and states, “Every tree that yields no fruit such as the pine and the cypress grows tall and straight, lifting up its head on high and sending all its branches upwards, whereas all the fruit …