Fire and Gold: Benefiting from Life’s Tests”, p61
as compiled by Brian Kurzius
The friends must not feel too crushed by the sufferings that are so piteously afflicting humanity. They must realize that the hotter the fire the more malleable the metal becomes, and take hope that out of the agony of the present the future will be born – the glorious future of peace and unity amongst the sons of men. Evidently only intense misery will prove sufficiently strong to purge the hearts of men.
[From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, March 19, 1942]