Visit the Sick

Visit the sick, and you will heal yourself.

The ill person may be a Sufi master,

And your kindness will be repaid in wisdom.

Even if the sick person is your enemy,

You will still benefit,

For kindness has the power to transform

Sworn enemies into firm friends.

And if there is no healing of bad feeling,

There certainly will be less ill will,

Because kindness is the greatest of all balms.

- Rumi

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Republished with permission from

‘Rumi Wisdom – Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master’

by Timothy Freke