as are family ties, we must always remember that the spiritual ties
are far deeper; they are everlasting and survive death, whereas
physical ties, unless supported by spiritual bonds, are confined to
this life. You should do all in your power, through prayer and
example, to open the eyes of your family to the Bahá’í
Faith, but do not grieve too much over their actions. Turn to your
Bahá’í brothers and sisters who are living with
you in the light of the Kingdom.
the believers have not yet fully learned to draw on each other’s
strength and consolation in time of need. The Cause of God is endowed
with tremendous powers, and the reason the believers do not gain more
from it is because they have not learned to draw fully on these
mighty forces of love and strength and harmony generated by the
Faith.” — To Roan Orloff, received July 31, 1942.