A PRAYER FROM HAFIZ
I sometimes forget that I was created for Joy. My mind is too busy. My Heart is too heavy for me to remember that I have been called to dance the Sacred dance of life.
I was created to smile
To be lifted up
And to lift others up.
O’ Sacred One
Untangle my feet from all that ensnares. Free my soul.
That we might Dance and that our dancing might be contagious.
ALTERNATING FACILITATOR TEAMS
Helen Keniston Oney / Aurora- Denise Ragston
Charli Smith/Sandy Simmons
On Tuesdays, we discuss Abdul-Baha's journey, teachings, and lessons.
They may choose from these or other accounts. A few links are below for your convenience:
"In every respect, His example is central to Bahá’í identity. Every Bahá’í may turn to Him to understand better how to diffuse the light of the Faith and for a model to follow as we seek to awaken spiritual susceptibilities in those we encounter. His own counsel, that the teacher must be “fully enkindled” so that his utterance may “exert influence”, and yet be “totally self-effaced and evanescent” so that “he may teach with the melody of the Concourse on high”, is vividly realized in the unnumbered accounts of souls transformed by being in the company of ‘Abdu’l Bahá.
Countless are the lessons to be learned from how He presented the divine precepts to every kind of person, constantly widening the circle of unity, without regard for any outward dissimilarities of appearance, language, custom, or belief.
The universality of His love produced a community that, even at that time, could justly claim to be a cross-section of society. His love revived, nurtured, inspired; it banished estrangement and welcomed all to the banquet table of the Lord.
Every community-building endeavour undertaken today,
every educational activity and
carries with it the hope of communicating, through our own efforts, a token of the same love He showered upon every soul. Such efforts are the best tribute that can be rendered to Him, at this centenary and every day that follows."
ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY COMMEMORATION OF THE ASCENSION OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ A Tribute by the Universal House of Justice
We are choosing to study his life based on the guidance from the Universal House of Justice, from the April survey results of 2021, and the Virtual Reflection Gathering in 2022: Sixty-seven people responded to this question on the survey when asked the question: "Are you interested in studying the Life of Abdul-Baha for the next year?"
82%, or 55 people responded, "Yes."
16.4% or 11, responded with, "Maybe."
1.5% or 1 person responded with, "No."
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