Thursday, December 20, 2007

"...love and trust will pitch their tents on the summits of the world."


If God is the All-Powerful Creator...

If He's sent Manifestations Who have brought Divine Instructions...

If most of the World is suffering in the depths of Heedlessness...

We really do need to get our Act together...

"Act in accordance with the counsels of the Lord: that is, rise up in such wise, and with such qualities, as to endow the body of this world with a living soul, and to bring this young child, humanity, to the stage of adulthood. So far as ye are able, ignite a candle of love in every meeting, and with tenderness rejoice and cheer ye every heart. Care for the stranger as for one of your own; show to alien souls the same loving kindness ye bestow upon your faithful friends. Should any come to blows with you, seek to be friends with him; should any stab you to the heart, be ye a healing salve unto his sores; should any taunt and mock at you, meet him with love. Should any heap his blame upon you, praise ye him; should he offer you a deadly poison, give him the choicest honey in exchange; and should he threaten your life, grant him a remedy that will heal him evermore. Should he be pain itself, be ye his medicine; should he be thorns, be ye his roses and sweet herbs. Perchance such ways and words from you will make this darksome world turn bright at last; will make this dusty earth turn heavenly, this devilish prison place become a royal palace of the Lord—so that war and strife will pass and be no more, and love and trust will pitch their tents on the summits of the world."

‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selection #16, p. 34

3 comments:

Michael & Marilyn said...

Well, there's a challenge worth rising to. One could try making it
their "to do list" or "new years resolution!" It is definitely impossible without calling on the aid of the Most Great Spirit in every moment.

Alexander M Zoltai said...

The older and more submissive I become, the more I realize that Truth must be lived to be "true"...

~ Alex

Spiritual Bee said...

Nice Quotes,Thanks
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