Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How Blind and Deaf Are We?

We wrestle with our egos...

Still, we cling to our opinions, until...

We pray for assistance...

And, we're really sorry but we just don't have the time to wait for an answer to that prayer.


God gave us our own will so we could wrestle, cling, pray, and, hopefully, Listen . . .

"How sublime is the Utterance of Him Who is the Sovereign Truth and how abject are the idle contentions of the people! The accumulations of vain fancy have obstructed men’s ears and stopped them from hearing the Voice of God, and the veils of human learning and false imaginings have prevented their eyes from beholding the splendour of the light of His countenance."

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, "Excerpts from Other Tablets" (Excerpt #8), pp. 240-241

"We can well perceive how the whole human race is encompassed with great, with incalculable afflictions. We see it languishing on its bed of sickness, sore-tried and disillusioned. They that are intoxicated by self-conceit have interposed themselves between it and the Divine and infallible Physician. Witness how they have entangled all men, themselves included, in the mesh of their devices. They can neither discover the cause of the disease, nor have they any knowledge of the remedy. They have conceived the straight to be crooked, and have imagined their friend an enemy."

Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection CVI, p. 213

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