25: The hearts of the people of Bahá are ...
The hearts of the people of Bahá are intensely burning by reason of the great calamity,
and their longing cries are rising up to the Concourse
on High and the angelic dwellers in the
Abhá Paradise, yet, this day is the day of service,
and this time the time to spread the holy Teachings
far and wide; therefore must God's loved ones like
unto a shining flame, rise up to serve the Cause of
God with all their might and vie with one another in
service. Let them, even as shooting stars, drive the
disloyal out--so that in the Preserved Tablet of God,
they may be recorded with that company who ever
stood faithful to His Covenant and Testament.
Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Cause of
God, the Chosen Branch and leader of the people of
Bahá, as a result of intense and unceasing grief over
this great bereavement, this supreme affliction, has
determined to absent himself for a short period, in
an effort to rest, and to regain his health, after which
he will return to the Holy Land and resume his
services and obligations to the Cause of God.
During his absence, in accordance with his letter
this prisoner is appointed to
administer the affairs of the Faith, in consultation
with the members of the Holy Household.
For this reason I have temporarily made arrangements
so that the persons named by Shoghi Effendi
may meet and the affairs be conducted in consultation
with them. It is my hope that during the period
of his absence the beloved of the Lord and the
handmaids of the Merciful will exert their efforts to
advance the Cause and accelerate its growth. He is,
verily, compassionate and merciful to His servants.
1. [See III, 1, page 21.]