June 15, 2014

"To the beloved ones and the maid-servants of the Merciful!" [1]

He Is God!

O ye dear friends and maid-servants of God!

Your epistle was received [2]. You have expressed joy and happiness because of the trip of Abdu’l-Baha from the center of prison (Acca) to the land of the divine Joseph (Egypt). There are divine wisdoms in this journey! I am hopeful that it will be productive of results.

Now -- praise be to God -- some time is passed with the utmost of spirit and fragrance in this country, and we are occupied with the service of the Cause of God and servitude to the Holy Threshold.

When the service, which is our (present) purpose, is realized for the Kingdom of God, perhaps we shall journey to other parts.

If the beloved of God in all America strive for unity and harmony, attain perfect love and accord, and act according to the divine teachings and the precepts of the Blessed Perfection, this will prove a magnet attracting Abdu’l-Baha, so that, perchance, he may journey to America.
But, until the light of oneness, unity and love shine forth from the lamp of America, and the beloved act in accordance with the divine teachings and precepts of the Blessed Perfection, and all the believers in America become united and harmonious, my coming to America will be hindered -- nay, impossible.

Therefore, strive ye that ye may become the embodied teachings of the Blessed Perfection, confirmed in the divine precepts, resurrected in holiness and purity, severance, humility and meekness, set aglow with the fire of divine love; and loosen your tongues with the praises and commendations of the Heavenly Kingdom. 

Thus may the great attainment be realized.

Upon ye be Baha’u’l-Abha!

(Signed) Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
[1] Through Lua M. Getsinger.
[2] A letter sent by the Washington (D.C.) Assembly on behalf of the Assemblies of America, supplicating Abdu’l-Baha to visit this country.
(Star of the West, vol. 1, no. 16, December 31, 1910)
Note -- It is the wish of Abdul-Baha that this Tablet be read in all Assemblies.