Another morning 'Abdu'l-Baha began at once to speak as he joined the group
of seekers. He said: Praise be to God, this century is a glorious
century; may love increase every day; may it strike fire to light the
candle in the darkness, like a gift and mercy of God.
Know, O thou possessors of insight, that true spirituality is like unto a
lake of clear water which reflects the divine. Of such was the
spirituality of Jesus Christ. There is another kind which is like a
mirage, seeming to be spiritual when it is not. That which is truly
spiritual must light the path to God, and must result in deeds. We cannot
believe the call to be spiritual when there is no result. Spirit is
reality, and when the spirit in each of us seeks to join itself with the
Great Reality, it must in turn give life. The Jews in the time of Christ
were dead, having no real life, and Jesus actually wafted a new breath
into their bodies. Behold what has been accomplished since!
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