Treasurers Notes for the Feast of 'Ala'/Loftiness - with Persian and Spanish translations
Feast of 'Ala'/Loftiness - March 2, 2010

Capacity for Sacrifice

Resting place of the Guardian The beloved Guardian showered voluminous amounts of love and guidance on the American Bahá’í community. In doing so, he made it abundantly clear that he had great faith in the huge capacity of this richly-blessed band of followers of the Blessed Beauty. This capacity comes in many forms, including with the teaching work and with sacrificing for the Funds of the Faith.  In this light, we share with you the following quotation from Shoghi Effendi:

“The community of the organized promoters of the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh in the American continent -- the spiritual descendants of the dawn-breakers of an heroic Age, who by their death proclaimed the birth of that Faith -- must, in turn, usher in, not by their death but through living sacrifice, that promised World Order, the shell ordained to enshrine that priceless jewel, the world civilization, of which the Faith itself is the sole begetter.”

(Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 7)

As we study the lives of the dawn-breakers, let us reflect on how we can fulfill this wish of the Guardian and truly be their spiritual descendents. Please consult with the believers in your community and cluster about how we can achieve this, both with our devoted efforts to the Five Year Plan and with our sacrifices to the Fund. Start a discussion on the Treasurers Cafe about the results of your consultations and how we can utilize this spirit to win the $26 million National Fund goal this year, even in advance of Ridvan. We can’t wait to read the results!

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