Monday, November 3, 2008

"You come to plant Baha'u'llah's seeds"

This short and sweet narrative of an encounter between a friend and a young new believer in San Jose, CA (A) should bring a smile to your faces. Implicit in the remarks are the types of attitudes and commitment that create connections, build community, and contribute to the progress of the Faith.

If you have not smiled brightly today, this short story should take care of that. I went to visit __ during a home visit. As some of you know, his whole family enrolled in the Faith during the last intensive teaching effort. __ and I socialized and studied for two hours. The most touching moment came during a discussion on how frequently the friends come to visit the neighborhood. Just prior to that, we had talked about the importance of prayer and the bounty of having Bahá’u’lláh's Revelation to feed our souls. __ then said with great assurance, "I know why all of you come so often. Here is like a garden. You come to plant Bahá’u’lláh's seeds and to care for this garden." I was very moved by his insightful words.

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