1928-01-15 to treas re Plan of Unified Action
USBN #22 - March 1928 - page 1
The following letter received recently by Mr.
Scheffler, Treasurer of the National Assembly, contains a message for us all.
" My dear Baha'i brother: - I am instructed by our beloved Guardian to thank
you for your welcome letter of December 18th with enclosures, all of which he was
very glad to receive.
He has always thought it a great pity and one that should certainly be
remedied, that the friends should cease or refuse to support the Plan of Unified
Action on such ill-founded and illegitimate excuse as the extravagance of the
members, especially when they have all the figures they want given them. He does
hope that it really is not an indirect expression of their lack of confidence in
their duly elected National Assembly or their unwillingness to cooperate. At any
rate, one thing should be made clear, that when it has the full and wholehearted
support of our Guardian, it simply means that they must contribute to it if they
really have the interest of the Cause at heart. It is to be lamented if the best
interests of the Cause are made to suffer only due to lack of cooperation and
perhaps personal sentiment.
However, our Guardian thinks that it is very urgent and necessary that the
National Assembly make a special effort to explain and remove all difficulties and
encourage all the various Assemblies to save the Plan even at the eleventh hour,
especially as our Guardian has such high hopes in that.
With all Baha'i hopes and greetings,
Sincerely in His service,
My dear and valued co-worker: -
I grieve to learn of the inadequate response on the part of the friends to
the National Fund. I have talked the matter over with Mr. Schopflocher and urged
him to transmit my earnest plea to all the believers to make a supreme and self-
sacrificing effort to raise the necessary sum before the end of this year, as
otherwise the prestige of the Cause will be gravely affected. Not only those who
have ample means at their disposal should display a greater effort, but those who
are of humbler position must also make a self-sacrificing effort, that the Temple
may become the embodiment of the self-sacrifice of all the believers.
Praying for your success,
January 15th, 1928.