01 October 2021
Istiqlál, 6 Mashíyyat, 178 B.E.
Walk at dawn …
Their lease ended and they have new digs elsewhere, so a final look from the balcony of my sister and brother-in-law’s apartment before turning it over to the management company:
And it’s quiche for supper:
As the new millennium approaches, the crucial need of the human race is to find a unifying vision of the nature of man and society. For the past century humanity’s response to this impulse has driven a succession of ideological upheavals that have convulsed our world and that appear now to have exhausted themselves. The passion invested in the struggle, despite its disheartening results, testifies to the depth of the need. For, without a common conviction about the course and direction of human history, it is inconceivable that foundations can be laid for a global society to which the mass of humankind can commit themselves. 1
O Son of Spirit!
The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor. Ponder this in thy heart; how it behooveth thee to be. Verily justice is My gift to thee and the sign of My loving-kindness. Set it then before thine eyes. 2
My sister and brother-in-law recently relocated and chose to donate several books in their library rather than move them. Many of these volumes are not well-known, but due to the topics they cover and the manner in which their authors explore them, they warrant a nod of recognition before being sent on their way. Accordingly, most quotes referenced in the “Quoted” section come from these books. Maybe they will stir (or renew) your interest, too.
- Baháʼí International Community and Office of Public Information. Baháʼuʼlláh. 1st ed., Baháʼí Publications Australia, 1991, 1. [return]
- Baháʼí International Community and Office of Public Information. Baháʼuʼlláh. 1st ed., Baháʼí Publications Australia, 1991, 8. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/hidden-words/2#099947277 [return]