Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lack of love and absence of altruism

The disease which afflicts the body politic is lack of love and absence of altruism* ....
Love and unity are the needs of the body politic today. Without these there can be no progress or prosperity attained. Therefore, the friends of God must adhere to the power which will create this love and unity in the hearts of the sons of men. Science cannot cure the illness of the body politic. Science cannot create amity and fellowship in human hearts. Neither can patriotism nor racial allegiance effect a remedy. It must be accomplished solely through the divine bounties and spiritual bestowals which have descended from God in this day for that purpose.

`Abdu'l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace

*the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others (opposed to egoism )