Words Spoken by Abdu’l-Baha in Pastor Wagner’s Church (Foyer de L’Ame) in Paris

Nov 26

November 26th, 1911 I am deeply touched by the sympathetic words which have been addressed to me, and I hope that day by day true love and affection may grow among us. God has willed that love should be a vital force in the world, and you all know how I rejoice to speak of love. All down the ages the prophets of God have been sent into the world to serve the cause of...

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We Must not be Discouraged by the Smallness of our Numbers

Nov 25

November 25th, 1911 When Christ appeared He manifested Himself at Jerusalem. He called men to the Kingdom of God, He invited them to Eternal Life and He told them to acquire human perfections. The Light of Guidance was shed forth by that radiant Star, and He at length gave His life in sacrifice for humanity. All through His blessed life He suffered oppression and...

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The Cruel Indifference of People Towards the Suffering of Foreign Races

Nov 24

November 24th, 1911 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: I have just been told that there has been a terrible accident in this country. A train has fallen into the river and at least twenty people have been killed. This is going to be a matter for discussion in the French Parliament today, and the Director of the State Railway will be called upon to speak. He will be...

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The Perfect Human Sentiments and Virtues

Nov 23

November 23rd ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: You should all be very happy and thankful to God for the great privilege that is yours. This is purely a spiritual meeting! Praise be to God, your hearts are turned to Him, your souls are attracted to the Kingdom, you have spiritual aspirations, and your thoughts soar above the world of dust. You belong to the world of purity,...

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Paris Talk: Pain and Sorrow

Nov 22

November 22nd In this world we are influenced by two sentiments, Joy and Pain. Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of usefulness. But when sadness visits us we become weak, our strength leaves us, our comprehension is...

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