’Idál, 11 ‘Núr (Light), 179 B.E


The neighbor has a small patch of Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus) in full bloom.

Compare that with the eastern daisy fleabane growing in our yard which I posted about in my “Daily Log” on 08 June 2022


Detroit: Day Four. Speaking of the yard back home, my partner’s youngest brother and I made a quick, 10-hour road trip to Ohio and back to Detroit today. We removed the downed apple tree from the neighbor’s yard, watered houseplants, and picked up a few more items my partner (his sister) wanted. We also wanted her to have time alone with her brother dealing with stroke recovery on the off-chance that her conversations with him might encourage him to get back on track and stay the course. Time will tell if this effort is successful. But one thing for sure, I’m tired 🥱


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I desire distinction for you. The Bahá’ís must be distinguished from others of humanity. But this distinction must not depend upon wealth—that they should become more affluent than other people. I do not desire for you financial distinction. It is not an ordinary distinction I desire; not scientific, commercial, industrial distinction. For you I desire spiritual distinction—that is, you must become eminent and distinguished in morals. In the love of God you must become distinguished from all else. You must become distinguished for loving humanity, for unity and accord, for love and justice. In brief, you must become distinguished in all the virtues of the human world—for faithfulness and sincerity, for justice and fidelity, for firmness and steadfastness, for philanthropic deeds and service to the human world, for love toward every human being, for unity and accord with all people, for removing prejudices and promoting international peace. Finally, you must become distinguished for heavenly illumination and for acquiring the bestowals of God. I desire this distinction for you. This must be the point of distinction among you. 1

  1. ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 190. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/14#331882631. [return]