January 29, 2010

To be infinitely patient with others AND with our poor selves

"We must be patient with others, infinitely patient!, but also with our poor selves, remembering that even the Prophets of God sometimes got tired and cried out in despair! .. He urges you to persevere and add up your accomplishments, rather than to dwell on the dark side of things. Everyone's life has both a dark and bright side. The Master said: ‘turn your back to the darkness and your face to me.’”
(From a letter dated September 22, 1929, written on behalf of the Guardian to an individual believer; The Unfolding Destiny of the British Baha'i Community, p. 456)