Friday, December 12, 2008

Seasonal Thoughts

During the Holiday Season, events and decorations seem to cater to the interests of children. Children delight in the sights, sounds and smells of the Hoiday Season.

In the spirit of this Hoiday Season, I would like to share a quote in which Abdu'l-Baha reveals his love for children. Here is that quote:

While the children are yet in their infancyfeed them from the breast of heavenly grace,
foster them in the cradle of all excellence,
rear them in the embrace of bounty.
Give them the advantage of everyuseful kind of knowledge.
Let them sharein every new and rare and wondrous craft and art.
Bring them up to work and strive,and accustom them to hardship.
Teach them to dedicate their lives to matters of great import,
and inspire them to undertake studies that will benefit mankind.

~ Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 129

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