Que ens creixin ales per volar
When the earth suddenly opens up under our feet, we have but two choices: Either to sink into the abyss below or to grow wings and fly into the illimatable sky. Let us grow wings and fly, remembering the Quranic verse, Kullu man 'alaybâ fân wa yabqâ wajhu rabbika dhû'l-jalâli wa'l-ikrâm, which can be rendered as, "All other than Him perish, ant there remains the Face of thy Lord, Possessor of Majesty and Generosity". That Face is also in a sense the face that we turn to God. May the present tragedy aid us to turn not our back but our face to Him.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, A Brief Spiritual Reflection on the Current Pandemic. Sacred Web 45.
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