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Daily Reflection – August 28 (10 Asmá’ (Names)/ 174 BE)

August 30, 2018 - August 31, 2018


“Know thou, of a truth,” He [Baha’u’llah] significantly affirms, “these great oppressions that have befallen the world are preparing it for the advent of the Most Great Justice.”

“Say,” He again asserts, “He hath appeared with that Justice wherewith mankind hath been adorned, and yet the people are, for the most part, asleep.”

“The light of men is Justice,” He moreover states, “Quench it not with the contrary winds of oppression and tyranny.

The purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among men.”

“No radiance,” He declares, “can compare with that of justice.

The organization of the world and the tranquillity of mankind depend upon it.”

 

“O people of God!” He exclaims, “That which traineth the world is Justice, for it is upheld by two pillars, reward and punishment.

These two pillars are the sources of life to the world.”

“Justice and equity,” is yet another assertion, “are two guardians for the protection of man.

They have appeared arrayed in their mighty and sacred names to maintain the world in uprightness and protect the nations.”

“Bestir yourselves, O people,” is His emphatic warning, “in anticipation of the days of Divine justice, for the promised hour is now come.

Beware lest ye fail to apprehend its import, and be accounted among the erring.”

“The day is approaching,” He similarly has written, “when the faithful will behold the daystar of justice shining in its full splendor from the dayspring of glory.”

“The shame I was made to bear,” He significantly remarks, “hath uncovered the glory with which the whole of creation had been invested, and through the cruelties I have endured, the daystar of justice hath manifested itself, and shed its splendor upon men.”

“The world,” He again has written, “is in great turmoil, and the minds of its people are in a state of utter confusion.

We entreat the Almighty that He may graciously illuminate them with the glory of His Justice, and enable them to discover that which will be profitable unto them at all times and under all conditions.”

And again, “There can be no doubt whatever that if the daystar of justice, which the clouds of tyranny have obscured, were to shed its light upon men, the face of the earth would be completely transformed.”

(Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 27-28)

 

 

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