CXXIII: The generations that have gone on before…
The generations that have gone on before
you—whither are they fled? And those round whom
in life circled the fairest and the loveliest of the land,
where now are they? Profit by their example, O people,
and be not of them that are gone astray.
Others ere long will lay hands on what ye possess,
and enter into your habitations. Incline your ears to
My words, and be not numbered among the foolish.
For every one of you his paramount duty is to
choose for himself that on which no other may infringe
and none usurp from him. Such a thing—and
to this the Almighty is My witness—is the love of
God, could ye but perceive it.
Build ye for yourselves such houses as the rain
and floods can never destroy, which shall protect you
from the changes and chances of this life. This is
the instruction of Him Whom the world hath
wronged and forsaken.