Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 27th in Baha'i History





1938 - Personal effort is indeed a vital prerequisite to the recognition and acceptance of the Cause of God.
Personal effort is indeed a vital prerequisite to the recognition and acceptance of the Cause of God. No matter how strong the measure of Divine grace, unless supplemented by personal, sustained and intelligent effort it cannot become fully effective and be of any real and abiding advantage.

(From a letter dated 27 February 1938 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer)                (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 7)

1943 - The friends must be patient with each other 
The friends must be patient with each other and must realize that the Cause is still in its infancy and its institutions are not yet functioning perfectly. The greater the patience, the loving understanding and the forbearance the believers show towards each other and their shortcomings, the greater will be the progress of the whole Bahá'í community at large.

(From a letter dated 27 February 1943 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer) 
 (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 9)




1 comment:

Candace Jacallen said...

I heard a tape of Ruhiyyah Khanum saying that problems arise when LSAs try to act like individuals and individuals try to play LSA to each other. Our job as individuals is to be forbearing, but the LSA must exert its authority as an institution.