Letter from the Guardian to John B. Cornell, 1946
Dear Bahá'í Brother:
Your letter of July 19th, 1945, reached the beloved Guardian, but as he has so much work of an important and pressing nature to attend to, he finds it increasingly difficult to keep with his correspondence.
The Guardian is indeed very anxious for Bahá'í young people to shoulder their share of the work and, above all, to obtain a mastery of them and of our administrative principles.
The questions you have referred to him should be put to your National Spiritual Assembly, as it is both qualified and obliged to settle these purely secondary administrative details. The Guardian is constantly encouraging the friends and the Assemblies to fulfil their respective duties: the friends should learn to refer to, and lean on, their Assemblies and the Assemblies should assume the responsibility of making decisions and carrying them out.
He assures you he will pray for the success of your devoted Bahá'í services, and that you may assist your fellow young people in studying and labouring for the beloved Cause.
Yours in His service,