Sunday, April 10, 2016

Be ye a refuge to the fearful;

 "... Praise be to God, Bahá’u’lláh hath lifted the chains from off the necks of humankind, and hath set man free from all that trammelled him, and told him: Ye are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch;be ye compassionate and kind to all the human race.
 Deal ye with strangers the same as with friends, cherish ye others just as ye would your own.
See foes as friends; see demons as angels; give to the tyrant the same great love ye show the loyal and true, and even as gazelles from the scented cities of Khatá and Khután offer up sweet musk to the ravening wolf.
Be ye a refuge to the fearful;
bring ye rest and peace to the disturbed;
make ye a provision for the destitute;
be a treasury of riches for the poor;
be a healing medicine for those who suffer pain;
be ye doctor and nurse to the ailing;
promote ye friendship, and honour, and conciliation, and devotion to God, in this world of non-existence."

Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá P.73