“Love setteth a world aflame at every turn, and he wasteth every land where he carrieth his banner. Being hath no existence in his kingdom; the wise wield no command within his realm. The leviathan of love swalloweth the master of reason and destroyeth the lord of knowledge. He drinketh the seven seas, but his heart’s thirst is still unquenched, and he saith, ‘Is there yet any more?’ … ”
“Say, by reason of your remembering Him Whom God shall make manifest and by extolling His name, God will cause your hearts to be dilated with joy, and do ye not wish your hearts to be in such a blissful state?”
kat (auckland, new zealand) left: Like many of you (I assume), I also struggle to get out of bed in the morning. And like all of you, I wait for the sun to set, patiently and painfully, so that I may satisfy my thirst and feed my hunger. When I am reminded through prayer and meditation that these outward acts are a symbol of our LOVE for God, I am spellbound. I truly wish (and pray!) that as these special days roll by, my love for His Beauty and my desire to know Him and to worship Him is increased.
sholeh (chicago, u.s.a.) right: My home is silent in the morning, mysterious and murky, and as I warm up food, the sun slowly peeks up over the trees. In the evening the golden light is shining onto dark wood floors, the shadows rise up and surround me as I break my fast. The evergreens at the Bahá’í House of Worship are starting to bud with pine cones, which makes me hopeful for spring. The gelato at my local coffee house looked amazing, and my mouth started watering as I explained the project to the barista, who told me to come behind the counter to take photos.