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Unfolding Destiny

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages:
  • 490
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Pages 408-409

Letter of 30 September 1949

30 September 1949
The Bahá’ís of Norwich
Dear Bahá’í Friends,
Your letter of August 2nd has been received and our beloved Guardian has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.
He was very pleased to see that you are girding up your loins to do your utmost for the Plan in the critical months that lie ahead.
Nothing will further your ends more quickly than the greatest love, unity and co-operation amongst yourselves. These are the very soul of the order Bahá’u’lláh has come to establish in the world and when the people see these qualities and characteristics actively demonstrated in our midst, those who are receptive will hasten to join our ranks. Likewise when they see the lack of these virtues they will hesitate to embrace the Faith however much they may admire its teachings.
He will certainly pray that your Assembly may be maintained, your numbers increase, and your devotion be rewarded.
With Bahá’í love,
[From the Guardian:]
Dear co-workers,
I was pleased to hear from you and receive the assurance of your love, your devotion to the interests of our beloved Faith and your determination to serve its best interests.
I will pray from the depths of my heart on your behalf, that the Almighty may bless and sustain you and enable you to win memorable victories for His Faith.
Your true brother,
Shoghi 409