May 20, 2015

To the beloved of God and the maid-servants of the Merciful - New York (State)

Mrs. L. G. Stirling, Florence A. Cobb, Lila A. Ressiguie, Clara A. Brink, Annie E. Walrath, Dr. F. S. Blood, Wm. B. Remey Harriet Rupert, Mrs. E. C. Woodworth, Pauline Crandall, Mrs. E. Gustin, Mary M. Young, Bessie Knight, Ada C. Divine, Ella C. Quant, Dr. W. E. House, Edith L. Whiting, Margaret La Grange, Miss Bina Van Buren,  Alice house, F. W. Ackernecht, Mrs. Sarah Young, Elizabeth Chandler

He is God!

O ye who are attracted to the Beauty of Abhá!

Your letter was received; it indicated that a new union and harmony is created among those souls. This glad tiding produced a great happiness and a new hope was seized that perchance the friends of New York, God willing, may become united and harmonized with the heavenly power. Today the most beloved and acceptable deed before His Highness, Bahá'u'lláh, is the union of the friends and the concord of men, and the most unacceptable is difference and disharmony.

Praise be to God that ye have become assisted with this Most Great Bounty, that is, unity and harmony, and become the cause of the happiness of the heart of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

His Highness, Bahá'u'lláh, said, that if Religion and Faith become the cause of difference, enmity and hatred, undoubtedly its non-being is better than its being.  Consider ye how much emphasis He has placed upon love, harmony and affection.

Upon ye he Bahá'u'l-Abhá!

(Signed) 'Abdu'l-Bahá Abbas
(Star of the West, vol. 2, no. 5, June 5, 1911)