Re: Chicago Tribune Article

I’m a Baha’i blogger. As such I have come to enjoy over the years the rich fare to be found online in the thousands of posts by other Baha’i bloggers that reflect their Baha’i life.

To reiterate a point I made earlier in this string, another proof of God is that something grows and lasts over time. Arcane explanations, of which this comment string is replete, do not, in themselves, constitute proof. Does the community associated with the Faith of Baha’u’llah, acting in accordance with the Holy Writings, grow and maintain its unity throughout the process of its growth. Does it become a mass movement that touches every corner of the globe? Can you extrapolate on the work it is doing in the present and see it as having the capacity to bring unity to a disunified and suffering world in the future?

Baha’u’llah didn’t come to the world for the purpose of creating esoteric, odd-ball, and stagnant communities devoted to grinding out arcane arguments to explain why the world has passed them by. He came to unite the world into one vibrant community of selfless servants who are interested in the betterment of entire neighborhood through the promotion of moral education for children, the adoption of spiritual practices that includes personal and community devotions and study of the essence of the holy texts, and a vigorous collective effort to eradicate social injustices.

Of those people who call themselves Baha’is in this world, “99 and 44/100ths” of them are members of the International Baha’i Community. The activities of these members are themselves provide proof of the power of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah to bring blessings not only upon the Baha’is themselves but on the larger communities within which they reside. These Baha’is are the leven in the loaf of the world.

Baha’is have the Minor Plan of God to carry out. God’s Major Plan proceeds mysteriously. What better way to see the proof that God is guiding the efforts of those who have His Minor Plan to carry out than to look in on the lives of individual Baha’is through reading their personal blogs. George

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