Monday, October 29, 2007

“Her heart just opened”

A very nice story of teaching from Rochester Area NY (A) cluster about a “ready soul.”

There was a declaration two nights ago! A Bahá’í, back a few months, befriended a lovely woman of about 60, blond with clear steady blue eyes, a married mother and grandmother, who has been seeking for years. She left the Catholic faith some time ago. She caught on recently that Susan practiced a different religion from one she had ever heard of, and asked her if they could talk about it. They had lunch last week and she gave her an impassioned one-hour synopsis. The seeker recognized instantly that the Baha'i Faith was what she has been looking for.

Wednesday night, the three of us had dinner together, and the seeker with great excitement and hope signed her card. She is truly one of Shoghi Effendi's "2% of the people ready to recognize Baha'u'llah" immediately, a lovely, lovely soul. She is eager to go with me to Feast on Friday, join the Ruhí Book 1 intensive, and integrate completely and meet you all. She teared up to be given her first prayer book, studiously learned to say her 95 Allá’u’Abhás on her fingers, oblivious of the busy restaurant, found the short obligatory prayer in her little book, and said, "Oh, I can't wait to get started."

Oh, friends, she made it seem so easy. Her heart just opened.

With highest praise for the generosity of our Lord.

~from Auxiliary Board member and institute coordinator

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