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The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1)

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Germany (Bahá’í-Verlag), 1982 edition
  • Pages:
  • 311
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Pages 115-116

Letter of 18 February 1947 (Summer School)

18 February 1947 (Summer School)
Dear Bahá’í Friends:
Your letter sent to our beloved Guardian from the Esslingen Bahá’í Summer School session of August 1946, brought him great joy, and he has instructed me to answer it on his behalf.
It is wonderful to see that the German believers are not only free at last to meet and propagate the Faith of God, but that they are also receiving public recognition from officials, and that their numbers are constantly swelling!
All the sufferings the German believers have endured are not in vain; they now see before them many, many of their fellow-countrymen ripe to receive the Message of Bahá’u’lláh, which, some of them, in the past, would never have listened to for a moment.
Now is the time to teach the Cause of God in Germany as never before; in spite of the hardships you are all undergoing, you must be active in building up new Bahá’í Assemblies while the people are still seeking some spiritual food. We do not know what their spiritual condition will be like in the future when their physical lives are once again more stable and secure—so we must seize this golden 116 opportunity, and make every sacrifice to rapidly spread the Divine Message in Germany now.
He will pray for you all, that God may bless, aid and guide you….
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-workers:
I was deeply touched by your message, and I greatly value the sentiments you have expressed, and the efforts you exert for the promotion of our beloved Faith. I will pray for your success from the depths of my heart. Rest assured, and persevere in your high and meritorious endeavours.
Your true and grateful brother,