Saturday, May 17, 2008

Feast

I went to my first one in...oh, about 8, 9, maybe 10 years today.

I got a little teary-eyed for a second as the readings were being passed around towards me.

We read from the Advent of Divine Justice, I'm not exactly sure what about, although it referred to "this day" a lot...

It also referred to a needle's eye...just like the Emmet Fox/bible reference i talked about earlier...

I swear by God! So great are the things ordained for the steadfast that were they, so much as the eye of a needle, to be disclosed, all who are in heaven and on earth would be dumbfounded, except such as God, the Lord of all worlds, hath willed to exempt.

That's what I found online, although without the context and on its own it sounds a little incorrect. But either way...i think he (Baha'u'llah) is referring to an actual needle's eye in this quote...yes?

So I'm incredibly touched and gladdened by all the love I get back from everyone regarding...well, re: everything. Thanks for your help and support.

2 comments:

sonya said...

I cry every time I'm at a gathering of Baha'is, but especially Feasts, since I've moved here, where there is literally no Baha'i community. I didn't appreciate it when I had it, and I don't often notice how much I miss it, but I definitely feel my personal lack when I feel/see what I am missing. Its so so great that you are able to do this again Rio. At the risk of sounding somehow weird, I'm really proud of you.

ryran said...

After that (Sonya) .. what more can I say. I love hearing about all this Rio.