Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Study circle at a church continues to connect hearts

We continue to receive inspiring updates from Sebring, FL (C). Here, an individual believer has taken to heart Bahá’u’lláh’s command to “consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.” She has visited a local church, made many friends, and even started a Ruhi Book 4 study circle with some of the church members. This persistence and openness is yielding amazing results, and the study circle participants are each beginning to connect with the Faith in their own way. Here are a couple of excerpts from her story:

__ says that when they first read the Writings, they could recognize “something holy” about them. __ says that they love the teachings, believes that Bahá’u’lláh is a Messenger from God and that all the Prophets are Messengers and equal. I expressed that this is what we believe, that we are not to draw distinctions between God’s Messengers.

And __ explained today that they had been approaching the Bahá’í Faith with skepticism and was just studying it with their friends. But hearing Rainn Wilson’s interview with Oprah Winfrey has now further sparked their interest, because Rainn Wilson emphasized that the arts are a way to worship God, and __ is very interested in the arts. So this has made a big difference.


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