'Abdu'l-Bahá's travels


For the evening meeting on September 24 at the Church of Divine Science, the Denver Post placed a car at the disposal of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. On the way there, He told the friends that the invitation to the church and the use of the automobile were confirmations that should cause them to become more self-effacing and unconcerned with worldly things, for these confirmations were not due to them personally, but to God, and that “These burning lights which you see will become dark at once if the bounty of their origin is severed from them.”

After a meeting the next day, September 25, He took a walk, and then spoke with the crowds who had gathered. To one person He said, “Man is like a bird which is in the cage. A bird cannot get freedom by merely knowing that there are pure breezes, spacious firmament, beautiful gardens, pleasant parks and fountains outside. It must get a power to break the cage and to fly into the pleasant firmament.” That afternoon He spoke at the home of Mrs. Roberts and that night at a public meeting at the Hotel Shirley.