’Idál, 16 Sultán (Sovereignty), 178 B.E.
When is it time to take down Christmas decorations?
Until we know for sure, we’re leaving ours up ;-)
Researching newsletter distribution platforms to see if any are relatively simple, easy-to-use, low / no cost, and fit for old-timers with fading memories and fleeting tolerances for having to learn about new applications. Can’t beat an article with a title like this: “The 16 Best Free Email Marketing Services – How far can $0 get you?.” Starting at the top of the list and working down from there. This might take a while :-(
There are flies on the wall, then there’s what eats flies on the wall:
No flies on Astral Prospecting’s wall thanks to an American yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum)
The Bahá’í approach to the questions you have raised is one which will be worked out over time through patient and persistent effort and by the process of learning in which the Bahá’í community is engaged. This process will be augmented by research and discussion and by attempts to correlate the teachings with modern thought, including the identification of similarities and distinctions between the teachings and contemporary social constructs. Involvement in the discourses of society by believers in various social spaces will sharpen the insights gained. Ongoing study of the teachings and systematic endeavour to translate Bahá’í principles into action by engaging in the processes of community building, education of children and youth, and social action will assist in refining our grasp of Bahá’u’lláh’s intention for humanity in all areas of life. In the years ahead, the ability of the Bahá’í community to contribute to thought-shaping social change will increase, and answers to questions that appear to be unsolvable today will become apparent through a process of organic change, rather than as a result of imposing particular perspectives. 1
- Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, editor. “Social Action.” Bahá’í Reference Library, Aug. 2020, 153, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/compilations/social-action/4#842285740. [return]