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December 21 (11 Masá’il (Questions)/ 174 BE)
December 21, 2017 - December 22, 2017
XCV. Know thou that, according to what thy Lord, the Lord of all men, hath decreed in His Book, the favors vouchsafed by Him unto mankind have been, and will ever remain, limitless in their range. First and foremost among these favors, which the Almighty hath conferred upon man, is the gift of understanding. His purpose in conferring such a gift is none other except to enable His creature to know and recognize the one true God — exalted be His glory. This gift giveth man the power to discern the truth in all things, leadeth him to that which is right, and helpeth him to discover the secrets of creation.
— Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, XCV, p. 194