Be United: the Importance of Unity

May 9, 2021
Be United: the Importance of Unity


Be United: the Importance of Unity

Source: The Chosen Highway, Lady Blomfield pg.4


There are many notable signs of the awakening now in progress. Men and women everywhere, and the youth of both sexes in particular, are devoting their energies to the service of great ideals.

National service in itself is a training for the reconstruction which must take place in the world before the Will of God can be done upon Earth as it is in Heaven. National service is great, but world service is greater.

“Let not a man glory in this that he loves his country,” said Baha’u’llah. “Let him rather glory in this that he loves his kind.”

It is borne in on our minds that we may gather not only hope but certainty that the reconstruction we look for has begun; men and women in all parts of the world are working for it either consciously or unconsciously. The scheme of the Great Century enfolds us. It is for us to realize this truth, and make the fullest response that is in our power to meet the demands which Destiny makes upon us to bring the Divine purpose to fruition.

The keynote of the Baha’i message is Unity. “Be united, be united,” said ‘Abdu’l-Baha, addressing representatives of many humanitarian and religious bodies.

“Those of you who are working separately are as ants, but working together you will be as eagles; when working separately you will be as drops or little rivulets of water, but when working in union you will be as mighty river carrying the Water of Life into the barren desert places of the world; and,” He added, “it is rather dangerous to be an isolated drop; you might be spilt or blown away.”

Be united, be united!

LONDON, 1939

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