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Daily Reflection – 11 Rahmat (Mercy)
July 3 - July 4
–the Faith must be taught now by excellence of character and behavior that is spiritual–
“It has now by the above irrefutable proofs been fully established that the Faith of God must be propagated through human perfections, through qualities that are excellent and pleasing, and spiritual behavior. If a soul of his own accord advances toward God he will be accepted at the Threshold of Oneness, for such a one is free of personal considerations, of greed and selfish interests, and he has taken refuge within the sheltering protection of his Lord. He will become known among men as trustworthy and truthful, temperate and scrupulous, high-minded and loyal, incorruptible and God-fearing. In this way the primary purpose in revealing the Divine Law-which is to bring about happiness in the after life and civilization and the refinement of character in this-will be realized. As for the sword, it will only produce a man who is outwardly a believer, and inwardly a traitor and apostate.”
( ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Secrets of Divine Civilization, p46)
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