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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 399-400

Letter of 22 September 1948

22 September 1948
The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Edinburgh
Dear Bahá’í Friends,
Our beloved Guardian was very happy indeed to receive your letter to him dated April 21st—which has taken a long time to reach him, as you can see—and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.
The formation of the first Assembly of the Faith in Scotland is a great and promising achievement. He has a profound admiration for the characteristics of the Scots; their deep religious feelings, their frank, open and friendly nature, their tenacity and abilities will enable them to greatly enrich the Faith 400 in the British Isles, and, he hopes, later in the pioneer fields abroad.
He trusts that your Assembly, and especially those members of it who are natives of Scotland, will soon succeed in attracting many more serious minded truth-seekers to the Faith there. Now Edinburgh has become the mother Assembly of Scotland, and must, by its example, set the pace, and assist in the development of all future Scottish Bahá’í Assemblies.
He assures you all he will pray for your success, for your unity, and that Bahá’u’lláh may guide you all in administering the affairs of His Cause in that city.
He was particularly interested to hear that one of the new believers had met ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on His visit to Edinburgh many years ago.
With loving greetings,
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-workers,
Your welcome message brought deep joy to my heart and filled me with gratitude for this latest evidence of the all-conquering power of Bahá’u’lláh, as well as for the magnificent efforts exerted by British believers in that historic and ancient city. I will, I assure you, pray from the depths of my heart for your success, the increase of your numbers, the multiplication of your activities, and the consolidation of your achievements. Persevere in your meritorious endeavours, and rest assured that the Beloved will watch over you and crown your high endeavours with signal success.
Your true and grateful brother,