Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 29th in Baha'i History

Baha'i Temple in Panama

1912 - Abdul-Baha in America

In the morning the Master again praised the beauty and fertility of the countryside; a more fertile land had never before been seen. He had breakfast in the dining car. Today He spoke mostly about the days of the Blessed Beauty and had Him constantly in mind.
The train reached Chicago at night. The city was so bright with lights it was as if it were the Feast of Lights. When the friends saw the Master at the train station, they were filled with excitement, crying out `Alláh-u-Abhá' and `Yá `Abdu'l-Bahá', their voices resounding throughout the station.
The Master went to the Plaza Hotel. After a brief rest, He was visited by some of the Bahá'ís, to whom He said:

You have a good city. The call of God was first raised in this city. I hope that in Chicago the Cause of God will progress greatly and that it may be illumined by the light of the Kingdom just as it is brightened by electricity.  (Mahmud's Diary)

1933 - A God that is only loving or only just is not a perfect God

A God that is only loving or only just is not a perfect God. The Divinity has to possess both of these aspects as every father ought to express both in his attitude towards his children. If we ponder a while, we will see that  400  our welfare can be ensured only when both of these divine attributes are equally emphasized and practised.

Letter on behalf of Shoghi Effendi (29 April 1933)  (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 399)

1972 - The Bahá'í House of Worship in Panama was dedicated 29-30 April 1972.

(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 197)

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