An All Saints Eve Thought

The silent, grim expression on this carved stone speaks to us. It tells us that this earthly life will last but for a brief span of time. What then will be left of us here? A thoughtful person might ask, “What values should I strive for while I live on this earth?”  Here are some inspiring words from Bahá’u’lláh on this subject:

“The generations that have gone on before you — whither are they fled? And those round whom in life circled the fairest and the loveliest of the land, where now are they? Profit by their example, O people, and be not of them that are gone astray.

Others ere long will lay hands on what ye possess, and enter into your habitations. Incline your ears to My words, and be not numbered among the foolish.

For every one of you his paramount duty is to choose for himself that on which no other may infringe and none usurp from him. Such a thing — and to this the Almighty is My witness — is the love of God, could ye but perceive it.

Build ye for yourselves such houses as the rain and floods can never destroy, which shall protect you from the changes and chances of this life. This is the instruction of Him Whom the world hath wronged and forsaken.”


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