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Letter of 12 April 1927
12 April 1927
To an individual believer
Dear Bahá’í Brother,
You are indeed most blessed through receiving at this time in your life, when you are entering upon the full responsibilities and duties of manhood—these sacred teachings and principles—which should be an inspiration to you to put forth your utmost efforts to draw other souls into this radiant light.
As you realize, these principles can only be rendered attractive when they are exemplified by a life lived wholly in accordance with these heavenly counsels. Then they will have their full effect. Many years ago, when as a young believer I asked of the beloved ‘Abdu’l-Bahá instructions as to the method of teaching and attracting souls to the Light—He replied in a beautiful Tablet describing
‘Abdu’l-Bahá once said to me that we should use the Hidden Words as a mirror—comparing our actions and thoughts with what is there revealed—and if they did not match, so to speak, and fully reflect these Divine Counsels—then we must change our actions and conduct until they were in perfect harmony and agreement with these heavenly exhortations.
With all Bahá’í greetings, and wishing you every success in your endeavours,
Your sincere fellow-worker in this great Service,
Ethel J. Rosenberg
[From the Guardian:]
My dear spiritual brother:
Your letter has brought joy to my heart. I will pray for you from the bottom of my heart that the Beloved may pour upon you His richest blessings, guide your steps, sustain your faith, deepen your understanding, and remove every obstacle from your way. I urge you to study the Teachings and particularly ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Some Answered Questions and Dr. Esslemont’s Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, two of the outstanding books in our Bahá’í Literature. I hope to meet you some day in Haifa in the Beloved’s home.