Messages To America


Acclaim with grateful heart, on twenty-first Anniversary of `Abdu'l-Bahá's Ascension, the glorious emergence of the firmly-welded, incorruptible American Bahá'í community from severest crisis since His passing which the blindness of the breakers of Bahá'u'lláh's and `Abdu'l-Bahá's Covenants has, amidst His kindred, and in the City of the Covenant, recently tragically precipitated. Posterity will unhesitatingly recognize so spontaneous, shining, stirring demonstration of fidelity rendered alike to the Lord of the Covenant and to its Center as a victory more enduring, more momentous, than any triumphs, however notable, which the standard-bearers of the Administrative Order, the champion builders of the Temple, the stalwart executors of the Divine Plan have achieved or may yet achieve in the closing years of the expiring First Bahá'í Century. Nursed since birth in the lap of the unfailing solicitude of the Center of the Covenant, torch-bearer of the Divine Order recognized as child of that Covenant, vanguard of that host destined to diffuse the Light of that same Covenant over the face of the entire globe, American Bahá'í community is now assuming rightful place at the forefront of the world-wide, loyal, unbreachable spiritual army of Bahá'u'lláh preparing, both in the East and West, to launch still greater campaigns, scale loftier heights, at the dawning of the Second Bahá'í Century.
November 30, 1942

Messages To America
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