Monday, August 30, 2010

On the Conduct and Manner of Baha'is: We should become so forgiving

Two entries are side by side in my keyword search this morning of mentions of "Baha'I" on blogs. The first entry is to a post that calls the Baha'i Faith "homophobic" because of a presentation made at the recent Association of Baha'i Studies Conference and the second to one that outlines the position Baha'is are called upon to take towards those who fall into error. -gw
We should become so forgiving that if a person “falls into error for a hundred-thousand times” we would still forgive him

O ye friends of God! Show ye an endeavor that all the nations and communities of the world, even the enemies, put their trust, assurance and hope in you; that if a person falls into errors for a hundred-thousand times he may yet turn his face to you, hopeful that you will forgive his sins; for he must not become hopeless, neither grieved nor despondent. This is the conduct and the manner of the people of Baha'. This is the foundation of the most high pathway! Ye should conform your conduct and manners with the advices of 'Abdul-Baha. ('Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Baha v2, p. 436; compilation Excellence in All Things, p. 7)

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