Friday, February 26, 2010

Thoughts on a Blog

I just read a very interesting blog. I will post here a link to that blog, and I encourage readers of this blog to click on the following link:

Sue Chehrenegar

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thoughts on an Organization Head

In 1912, Abdu'l-Baha spoke at the fourth annual meeting of the NAACP. This past week that organization elected it first female chairperson--Roslyn Brock. That selection would certainly have pleased Abdu'l-Baha. He not only spoke out against prejudice towards other races, he advocated for the rights of women.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Link to Posted Thoughts

I have been wanting to comment on a TV series that my husband and I are watching. Instead, I am placing here a link to posted thoughts on that series.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thoughts on Love for America

What did Abdu'l-Baha love about America and Americans? Did he love captialism, with its focus on a drive for profits? No he loved the potential that he saw in each American citizen. Here is what he inspired his grandson to write in The Advent of Divine Justice.

"The glowing tributes, so repeatedly and deservedly paid to the capacity, the spirit, the conduct, and the high rank, of the American believers, both individually and as an organic community, must, under no circumstances, be confounded with the characteristics and nature of the people from which God has raised them up. A sharp distinction between that community and that people must be made, and resolutely and fearlessly upheld, if we wish to give due recognition to the transmuting power of the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh, in its impact on the lives and standards of those who have chosen to enlist under His banner. Otherwise, the supreme and distinguishing function of His Revelation, which is none other than the calling into being of a new race of men, will remain wholly unrecognized and completely obscured. " The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 16

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thoughts on Prayer

I am listening to CNN, and I am hearing a number of comments about the statements made by President Obama at the annual Prayer Breakfast. In light of the questions presented about that statement, I would like to post the Prayer for America that was written by Abdu'l-Baha:

"O thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to thee. These hearts are radiant with thy love. These minds and hearts are exhilirated by the message of thy glad tidings.O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees, even as it hasaspired to materialdegrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of thy favors and is deserving of thy mercy. Make it precious and near to thee through thy bounty and bestowal.