...never asking whether they deserve to be loved...

Wherefore must the loved ones of God associate in affectionate fellowship with stranger and friend alike, showing forth to all the utmost loving-kindness, disregarding the degree of their capacity, never asking whether they deserve to be loved. In every instance let the friends be considerate and infinitely kind. Let them never be defeated by the malice of the people, by their aggression and their hate, no matter how intense. If others hurl their darts against you, offer them milk and honey in return; if they poison your lives, sweeten their souls; if they injure you, teach them how to be comforted; if they inflict a wound upon you, be a balm to their sores; if they sting you, hold to their lips a refreshing cup.


'Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha, p. 24

2 comments:

Stickystacky said...

HI there!

I'm not sure if you knew anyone was reading your blog. I just found it a couple days ago. I was thinking of making one myself, but then I found yours.

Please continue!

Warmest Baha'i Wishes,

Jeff

Gaijin21 said...

Thank you Jeff. Sometimes it is hard to keep it going while I am traveling, but I will do my best to keep it up. Also, I don't know how many people actually subscribe to the site so I have no idea if only a few people read or thousands read. It's nice to hear this has reached someone new though. Thanks!