Meher Advent 2024 – Day 3

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Daily Sketch from Barbara Schauer:

Daily Painting

by Marcia Maltz

Daily Poem

by Jim Migdoll 

Meherabad’s kinda like being in jail
The sloppy food served from old tin pails*
Bars on the windows and cold slab floors
Tiny brass locks on narrow wood doors
You’re only allowed two hot baths a week
Someone’s always in bed sick or weak
The kitchen’s playing cards old and worn
The mattresses hard, lumpy and torn
Plenty of idle time to look within
Ponder life patterns and recall past sins
The exercise yard is a road to God’s tomb
Chapel is Arti in the holiest room
The inmates all tell the same old story
Nabbed for their crimes by God-Man’s Glory
Padri shuffles round with a determined air
The warden’s right hand — upright and fair
The Jailer Himself is suspiciously absent
We suspect that heart’s lock-up is where He went
His directives and orders come down very clear
Through intuitive channels His Silence we hear
Even though Meherabad’s kinda like jail
His sentence of Life-giving Freedom can’t fail
We’ll happily trade these passing restrictions
For eternal liberation given through conviction

-from “Meher Baba and me” by Jim Migdoll
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