1847: Birth of Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Hand of the Cause Thornton Chase
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1945 - Unless the Message of Bahá'u'lláh Reaches into the Hearts of men and Transforms them, there Can be no Peace
"Indeed when we see the increasing darkness in the world today we can fully realize that unless the Message of Bahá'u'lláh reaches into the hearts of men and transforms them, there can be no peace and spiritual progress in the future.
"His constant hope is that the believers will conduct themselves, individually and in their Bahá'í Community life, in such a manner as to attract the attention of others to the Cause. The world is not only starving for lofty principles and ideals, it is, above all, starving for a shining example which the Bahá'ís can and must provide."
(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, February 22, 1945) (Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 431)