47: The purport of your letter is highly indicative ...
The purport of your letter is highly indicative of your steadfastness in His Cause, of your
unswerving constancy in the Covenant, of having
set your face toward Shoghi Effendi, the authorized
Point to whom all must turn, the Centre of the Cause,
the Chosen Branch, the bough that has branched out
from the twin heavenly Trees. Indeed, this is the
essential thing, this is the meaning of true devotion,
this is the unshakable, the indubitable truth whereby
the people of Bahá, the dwellers of the Crimson
Ark, are distinguished.
The loved ones of the All-Merciful are those that
have truly served the Most Exalted One,
nurtured by the hand of the Abhá Beauty, have
received training under the care of `Abdu'l-Bahá
--may our life be sacrificed for the wrongs suffered
by Them. Such souls have drunk from the soft-flowing
river of true understanding, have quaffed
their fill from the living waters of assurance, have set
their affection on the one true God, and have rid
themselves of all attachment to aught except Him.
They tread the straight path of truth and stride along
His undeviating way. They incline their attentive
ears to the Call of the Concourse on High and are
attracted to the Celestial Voice ringing from the
realms of glory. Great indeed is their blessedness, and
may they meet with a good ending.
We earnestly hope that through the bounty of the
Lord of eternity a fresh measure of His confirmations
may soon appear and you may be encompassed by
His pervasive aid and assistance.
1. [The Báb.]