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Many of the gravest ills now afflicting the human race appear in acute form on the African continent. Racial, tribal and religious prejudice, disunity of nations, the scourge of political factionalism, poverty and lack of education are obvious examples. Bahá’ís have a great part to play — greater than they may realize — in the healing of these sicknesses and the abatement of their worst effects.

The Universal House of Justice

Bahá’í World, Volume XV, p. 318

 

MORNING:

“’Light as the spirit,’ ‘pure as air,’ ‘blazing as fire,’ ‘unrestrained as the wind’ — for such is Bahá’u’lláh’s own admonition to His loved ones in His Tablets, and directed not to a select few but to the entire congregation of the faithful — let them scatter far and wide, proclaim the glory of God’s Revelation in this Day, quicken the souls of men and ignite in their hearts the love of the One Who alone is their omnipotent and divinely appointed Redeemer.

— His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Quoted by Shoghi Effendi

Citadel of Faith, p. 120

 

EVENING:

Center your energies in the propagation of the Faith of God. Who so is worthy of so high a calling, let him arise and promote it. Who so is unable, it is his duty to appoint him who will, in his stead, proclaim this Revelation, whose power hath caused the foundations of the mightiest structures to quake, every mountain to be crushed into dust, and every soul to be dumbfounded. Should the greatness of this Day be revealed in its fullness, every man would forsake a myriad lives in his longing to partake, though it be for one moment, of its great glory — how much more this world and its corruptible treasures!

— His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, pp. 196-197

 

FROM THE CENTRE OF THE COVENANT  ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ:

At this time and at this period we must avail ourselves of this most great opportunity. We must not sit inactive for one moment; we must sever ourselves from composure, rest, tranquility, goods, property, life and attachment to material things. We must sacrifice everything to His Highness, the Possessor of existence, so that the powers of the Kingdom may show greater penetration and the brilliant effulgence in this New Cycle may illumine the worlds of mind and ideals.

Tablets of the Divine Plan, 1977 Edition, p. 66

FROM THE BELOVED GUARDIAN OF THE CAUSE

SHOGHI EFFENDI:

This flow (of pioneers), moreover, will presage and hasten the advent of the day which, as prophesied by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, will witness the entry by troops of peoples of divers nations and races into the Bahá’í world — a day which, viewed in its proper perspective, will be the prelude to that long-awaited hour when a mass conversion on the part of these same nations and races, and as a direct result of a chain of events, momentous and possibly catastrophic in nature, and which cannot as yet be even dimly visualized, will suddenly revolutionize the fortunes of the Faith, derange the equilibrium of the world, and reinforce a thousandfold the numerical strength as well as the material power and the spiritual authority of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh.

Citadel of Faith, p. 117

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