1933-03-27 role of Green Acre
USBN #73 - May 1933 - page 2
to Mrs. Ivy Edwards, Secretary of the Eliot Spiritual Assembly: (through his secretary)
"Your group occupies an important position in the Baha'i world for you are
situated in that locality where the Green Acre Summer School is held - the most
important institution of its kind in the world. Through your persistent efforts
all the people living in that vicinity should learn of the true spirit of the
Faith and be drawn to it. They should not only be made to befriend the Cause, but
arise for its active service.
"The world is in great turmoil and its problems seem to become daily more
acute. We should therefore not sit idle; otherwise we would be failing in carrying
out our sacred duty. Baha'u'llah has not given us His teachings to treasure them
and hide the for our personal delight and pleasure. He gave them to us that we may
pass them from mouth to mouth until all the world becomes familiar with them and
enjoys their blessings and uplifting influence.
"You inquired regarding the meaning of the sentence, 'The Mysterious Power
that creates new spiritual worlds.' This, Shoghi Effendi believes, refers to the
transcendental Essence of God who is the Creator of this world and the worlds to
come; for as Baha'u'llah says, God's worlds are infinite."
And in the Guardian's hand:
"May the Almighty bless you and enable you, together with your diligent,
able and devoted collaborators in Eliot to hoist the standard of the Faith in that
part of your native land, where its institutions are fast developing and where its
light will be fully and resplendently revealed."