To question a faith
To learn of truth, peruse
the discourses of Meher,
scriptures of Jesus, the other Avatars;
read the enlightened Ones but not aloud.
Not aloud. Hush! Words are holy
only chalked up in the human heart;
tainted upon the lips of anyone
short of sainthood; recited
from ignorance and to advantage,
impassioning desires and devotion;
to prove someone in error or unworthy,
to question a faith, a path chosen or otherwise,
to belittle the infidels and besot the faithful;
in short, a perilous, unwieldy instrument
having in the wrong mouths and ears,
little to do with truth,
those noble, rousing phrases,
much less compassion,
divine love and God Himself.
O child of God, He remained silent, a simple clue
yielding much insight and inspiration.