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O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! Your letter, which was surely inspired of heaven, hath been received. Its contents were most pleasing, its sentiments arising out of luminous hearts.
The believers in London are indeed steadfast and true,
they are resolute, they are constant in service; when put to
the test, they do not falter, nor doth their fire abate with the
passage of time; rather, they are
It is easy to approach the Kingdom of Heaven, but hard to stand firm and staunch within it, for the tests are rigorous, and heavy to bear. But the English remain steadfast under all conditions, neither at the first sign of trouble do their footsteps slip. They are not changeable, playing fast and loose with some project and soon giving it up. They do not, for some trivial reason, fail in enthusiasm and zeal, their interest gone. No, in all they do, they are stable, rock-solid and staunch.
Although ye dwell in western lands, still, praise be to
God, ye did hear His call from out the east and, even as
Moses, did warm your hands at the fire kindled in the Asian
Tree. Ye did find the true path, were lit like unto lamps,
and have come into the Kingdom of God. And now have
ye arisen, out of gratitude for these blessings, and ye are
asking God's help for all the peoples of the earth, that their
eyes as well may behold the splendours of the
It is my hope that the breaths of the Holy Spirit will so be breathed into your hearts that your tongues will disclose the mysteries, and set forth and expound the inner meanings of the Holy Books; that the friends will become physicians, and will, through the potent medicine of the heavenly Teachings, heal the long-standing diseases that afflict the body of this world; that they will make the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the dead to come alive; that they will awaken those who are sound asleep.
Rest ye assured that the confirmations of the Holy Spirit
will descend upon you, and that the armies of the