Emmanuel Levinas was a Talmudic scholar who suggested the ethical response when we are called is Here I Am. He said that was actually a question. When we respond to the Other in that manner, we are asking what can I do for you. Seeing the two Rumi quotes reminded me of that ethical response that is a question.
Love’s secret is always lifting
its head out from under the covers,
“Here I am!”
~Rumi, as interpreted by Coleman Barks
Morning’s first light
kisses the day to wakefulness
and announces Yahweh’s presence.
Hear the secrets
the dawn has to tell!
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. ~Psalm 65:8 ✝