Thursday, November 08, 2007

On Living in Intimate Accord: Peace will come about gradually

Abdul-Baha on "The Coming of Peace." -gw

“By what process” continued the questioner, “will this peace on earth be established? Will it come at once after a universal declaration of the Truth?”

“No, it will come about gradually,” said ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. “A plant that grows too quickly lasts but a short time. You are my family” and he looked about with a smile, “my new children! if a family lives in unison, great results are obtained. Widen the circle; when a city lives in intimate accord greater results will follow, and a continent that is fully united will likewise unite all other continents. Then will be the time of the greatest results, for all the inhabitants of the earth belong to one native land.”

Photo: "UK - London - South Bank: County Hall," construction for which was begun in 1911. Abdu'l-Baha arrived in London in September of 1911. Uploaded on November 23, 2006 by wallyg on flickr.
"County Hall was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council (GLC). ... Construction was started in 1911 and it was opened in 1933 by King George V. The later buildings (North, South and Island blocks) were completed later, the last in 1974. For sixty-four years County Hall served as the headquarters of local government for London."

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