82: It is a very long time since we have had any ...
It is a very long time since we have had any news from you and we are quite longing to have one
of your interesting and beautiful letters, that brings
us always comfort because of your sincerity, your
love for the Cause and your constant energy in the
work for the Cause. You have ever been one of the
Master's best friends, you are one of the oldest
American believers, one of the firm and enthusiastic
workers, and we are always happy to hear from you.
The joy of our hearts is to hear that the friends are
active and sincere in the spreading of the teachings.
We always long to hear about the friends, to know
that in America they are arising with sincere energy
to assist our beloved Guardian, to make his heart
happy so that he may return to the Holy Land and
again take up, with renewed vigour, the burdens
that are too great when he feels that the friends are
not uniting with him to carry out the instructions of
the Beloved. We know that these instructions and
teachings are the balm for the wounds and ills of the
world, and if the friends are not firm, sincere and
united in the principles as given by Bahá'u'lláh,
explained and amplified by `Abdu'l-Bahá, and do
not teach them clearly and keep them pure and
unadulterated, then how can the ills of mankind be
alleviated? All other teachings have failed to eliminate
the existing prejudices between peoples and
religions and unite them upon the basis of pure
truth, and now that we have this blessed remedy
which is a divine solvent, let us not be blind or
neglectful, but energetically and courageously stand
forth as true heralds of this Divine Remedy.