- This event has passed.
Daily Reflection – 10 Kamál (Perfection)
August 10, 2018 - August 11, 2018
In the fifth chapter of Matthew beginning with the thirty-seventh verse He counsels:
“Resist not evil and injury with its like; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
And further, from the forty-third verse:
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and thou shalt not vex thine enemy with enmity.’
But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth down the rain of His mercy on the just and on the unjust.
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?
Do not even the publicans the same?”
Many were the counsels of this kind that were uttered by that Dayspring of Divine wisdom, and souls who have become characterized with such attributes of holiness are the distilled essence of creation and the sources of true civilization.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Secret of Divine Civilization, pp. 81-82)