Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ridvan 2012

By contrast, relations among the three corresponding actors in the world at large--the citizen, the body politic, and the institutions of society-- reflect the discord that characterizes humanity's turbulent stage of transition.  Unwilling to act as interdependent parts of an organic whole, they are locked in a struggle for power which ultimately proves futile.  How very different the society which 'Abdu'l-Baha, in unnumbered Tablets and talks, depicts--where everyday interactions, as much as the relations of states, are shaped by consciousness of the oneness of humankind.  Relationships imbued with this consciousness are being cultivated by Baha'is and their friends in villages and neighbourhoods across the world; from them can be detected the pure fragrances of reciprocity and cooperation, of concord and love.  Within such unassuming settings, a visible alternative to society's familiar strife is emerging.

The Universal House of Justice Ridvan 2012