Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ponder a while.

The prison city of ‘Akká, 1863

  
Who can ever believe that this Servant of God hath at any time cherished in His heart a desire for any earthly honor or benefit?
The Cause associated with His Name is far above the transitory things of this world.
Behold Him, an exile, a victim of tyranny, in this Most Great Prison.
His enemies have assailed Him on every side, and will continue to do so till the end of His life. Whatever, therefore, He saith unto you is wholly for the sake of God, that haply the peoples of the earth may cleanse their hearts from the stain of evil desire, may rend its veil asunder, and attain unto the knowledge of the one true God—the most exalted station to which any man can aspire.
Their belief or disbelief in My Cause can neither profit nor harm Me.
We summon them wholly for the sake of God. He, verily, can afford to dispense with all creatures.

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh