50: A physician treats every illness with a ...
A physician treats every illness with a certain remedy and to every painful sore he applies
a specially prepared compound. The more severe
the illness, the more potent must be the remedy, so
that the treatment may prove effective and the
illness cured. Now consider, when the divine Physician
determined to conceal His countenance
from the gaze of men and take His flight to the
Abhá Kingdom, He knew in advance what a
violent shock, what a tremendous impact, the
effect of this devastating blow would have upon
His beloved friends and devoted lovers. Therefore
He prepared a highly potent remedy and compounded
a unique and incomparable cure--a cure
most exquisite, most glorious, most excellent,
most powerful, most perfect, and most consummate.
And through the movement of His Pen of
eternal bounty He recorded in His weighty and
inviolable Testament the name of Shoghi Effendi
--the bough that has grown from the two offshoots
of the celestial glory, the branch that has
branched from the two hallowed and sacred
Lote-Trees. Then He winged His flight to the
Concourse on High and to the luminous horizon.
Now it devolves upon every well-assured and
devoted friend, every firm and enkindled believer
enraptured by His love, to drink this healing
remedy at one draught, so that the agony of
bereavement may be somewhat alleviated and the
bitter anguish of separation dissipated. This calls
for efforts to serve the Cause, to diffuse the sweet
savours of God, to manifest selflessness, consecration
and self-sacrifice in our labours in His Path.