If a soul calls the people to the Kingdom of God according to the Teachings of Baha’u’llah, there will be many listeners.
First, one must teach by deeds; then speak the word! One must become thirsty; then the salubrious Water be offered. No matter how delicious the Water is, one who is not thirsty will not enjoy it. Therefore, make ye an effort, so that the people may become thirsty; then cause them to quaff from the Divine Chalice.
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha (Extract from a Tablet, Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 1, March 21, 1914)