Baha’i Journal UK Vol 7 #2 May 1990 p5
. . . The believers are, for the most part, young in the Cause, and if they make mistakes it is not half as important as if their spirit is crushed by being told all the time - do this and don’t do that! The new National Body should be like a loving parent, watching over and helping its children, and not like a stern judge, waiting for an opportunity to display his judicial powers. The reason he points this out to you is that constantly, for the past twenty years and more, he has been pointing this out to the old and tried National Assemblies, and he does not want the younger bodies to make the same mistakes . . .
[Letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to the National Spiritual Assembly of Alaska, June 30, 1957]
1957-06-30 NSA should be loving parent not stern judge