’Idál, 05 Masá’il (Questions), 178 B.E.
Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
Despite frequent use in landscape design because of the beauty of its blooms in the spring and coloration of its leaves in the late fall, it’s now deemed an “invasive species” in many parts of the eastern / northeastern United States.
Completed revision of “Categories” on Micro.blog
Aligned Evernote notes / notebooks / stacks with Micro.blog category structure
Next up is to rewrite “About” page on Micro.blog to describe overall direction for Micro.blog and offer details about the categories.
Reconnected with Tony Budak, member of the Board of Directors for the TimeBank Mahoning Watershed, and contributor to the climate change inspired initiative convened by Michael Greenman (for background, see these: Breaking Boundaries—A Commentary and Further Conversation with Michael Greenman: Distributed Social Networks). More to follow …
Today there are millions of people who believe that god has spoken again to the world. They are members of the Bahá’í Faith.
This booklet presents some important facts about this new religion and explains what it means to become a Bahá’í. 1
What does Bahá’u’lláh Teach?
Bahá’u’lláh teaches that there is only one Creator, no matter what name He is given by people of different faiths and traditions.
He tells us that God has always loved and cared for all the people of the world, not just one special group, and that over many thousands of years, God has sent many divine teachers to guide us.
He teaches us that all people of the world are one family, that we must overcome fear and prejudice, and work to establish justice, love and harmony between all peoples. Bahá’u’lláh is the Divine Shepherd come to gather His flock.
Bahá’u’lláh has brought us a new ethic for a new age. He gave us principles, laws and standards of behaviour to help humanity reach a new level of civilization. These universal teachings are a powerful healing medicine for all the sicknesses of our world. Bahá’u’lláh promises that by following His teachings and example, a new era of justice and peace will come, and the promised Kingdom of God will at last be established on earth. 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.