Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Spiritual Protection

I'd mentioned in a previous post how ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (Who I quote here often...) had to spend 40 years in Middle Eastern prisons before he visited Europe and the USA.

His Father, Bahá’u’lláh, spent the same amount of time as a prisoner yet He had much more suffering heaped upon Him.

Here is a Supreme Example of the correct internal attitude to maintain if others attack us for our beliefs:

"Armed with the power of Thy love, the hatred which moveth them that are against Thee can never alarm me; and with Thy praise on my lips, the rulings of Thy decree can in no wise fill me with sorrow. Fortify, therefore, Thy love within my breast, and suffer me to face the assaults which all the peoples of the earth may launch against me."

Bahá’u’lláh: Prayers and Meditations, Selection CXXVII, p. 214