Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thoughts on the Education of Children

Today, as many children attend some type of Sunday school, and as an even larger number of children prepare to return to the public, private or Parochial classroom, I offer this thought:

"... the beloved of God and the maid-servants of the Merciful must train their children with life and heart and teach them in the school of virtue and perfection. They must not be lax in this matter; they must not be inefficient. Truly, if a babe did not live at all it were better than to let it grow ignorant, for that innocent babe, in later life, would become afflicted with innumerable defects, responsible to and questioned by God, reproached and rejected by the people. What a sin this would be and what an omission!" (Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'i World Faith - p. 396)

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