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
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. Chicago
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
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) Chicago
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)