June 20, 2017

Spiritual Transformation – extract from a prayer

Cover the sins of the weak ones with the hem of the garment of Thy Mercy! Change the indifference of the heedless ones into the essence of fidelity, wisdom and understanding! Grant the souls a loftier effort and arouse another spiritual tumult in the minds so that they may sing the melody of the Supreme Realm, seek for a Glory Everlasting, long for the delicacies of the New World, soar toward the Brightest Horizon, enter the congregation of the Almighty and become the recipients of the bestowals of the Kingdom! Thus will the dark world become luminous, the satanic field transformed into the courts of the Merciful, the mound of earth become the mound of Heaven and the terrestrial globe, the Eternal Rose garden. Verily, Thou art the Powerful, the Mighty, the Hearer, the Seer! 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 11, September 27, 1914)