The Most Great Name Beareth Me Witness!
The Most Great Name beareth Me witness! How sad if any man were, in this
Day, to rest his heart on the transitory things of this world! Arise, and
cling firmly to the Cause of God. Be most loving one to another. Burn
away, wholly for the sake of the Well-Beloved, the veil of self with the
flame of the undying Fire, and with faces joyous and beaming with light,
associate with your neighbor. Ye have well observed, in all its aspects,
the behavior of Him Who is the Word of Truth amidst you. Ye know full well
how hard it is for this Youth to allow, though it be for one night, the
heart of any one of the beloved of God to be saddened by Him.
The Word of God hath set the heart of the world afire; how regrettable if
ye fail to be enkindled with its flame! Please God, ye will regard this
blessed night as the night of unity, will knit your souls together, and
resolve to adorn yourselves with the ornament of a goodly and praiseworthy
character. Let your principal concern be to rescue the fallen from the
slough of impending extinction, and to help him embrace the ancient Faith
of God. Your behavior towards your neighbor should be such as to manifest
clearly the signs of the one true God, for ye are the first among men to
be re-created by His Spirit, the first to adore and bow the knee before
Him, the first to circle round His throne of glory. I swear by Him Who
hath caused Me to reveal whatever hath pleased Him! Ye are better known to
the inmates of the Kingdom on high than ye are known to your own selves.
Think ye these words to be vain and empty? Would that ye had the power to
perceive the things your Lord, the All-Merciful, doth see--things that
attest the excellence of your rank, that bear witness to the greatness of
your worth, that proclaim the sublimity of your station! God grant that
your desires and unmortified passions may not hinder you from that which
hath been ordained for you.
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