On Work in Progress

God is busy with the completion of your work, both outwardly and inwardly. He is fully occupied with you. Every human being is a work in progress that is slowly but inexorably moving toward perfection. We are each an unfinished work of art, both waiting and striving to be completed. God deals with each of us separately because humanity is the fine art of skilled penmanship, where every single dot is equally essential for the entire picture.

-Shams Tabrizi  (Poet Rumi’s spiritual teacher from 13th century)