ONE RIGHTEOUS ACT

When reading the Social Action (2012 OSED) document this weekend at a camp ground in Kansas City, we noticed a paragraph:

Focused, systematic thinking and persistent, meticulous labour do not, of course, detract from the spirit of service that animates social action. While paying attention to the smallest practical details, one can be occupied with the most profound spiritual matters. A distinguishing feature of any Bahá’í endeavour has to be the emphasis it places on the spirit with which action is undertaken. This requires from the participants purity of motive, rectitude of conduct, humility, selflessness, and respect for human dignity. As Bahá’u’lláh states:
One righteous act is endowed with a potency that can so elevate the dust as to cause it to pass beyond the heaven of heavens. It can tear every bond asunder, and hath the power to restore the force that hath spent itself and vanished.

So many thoughts but they weren't saved so let's summarize it here:

The Spirit of Service x Any Bahá'í Endeavor = 

 

The emphasis on the Spirit of Service

  1. purity of motive
  2. rectitude of conduct
  3. humility
  4. selflessness
  5. respect for human dignity
  6. love
  7. more!

any Bahá'í endeavor

  1. blogging
  2. creating materials for children, junior youth, families and communities to use at Feast and Holy Days
  3. a devotional gathering
  4. a study circle
  5. a children's class
  6. a junior youth group
  7. a family gathering
  8. a neighborhood gathering
  9. a morning prayer
  10. a thought
  11. a word
  12. an action

 


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