Feeling blessed and honored to be attending the Rebuilding Syria Together conference! I look forward to working collectively with all other organizations and individuals who are entirely focused on service for humanity. I wanted to share with you all the well written quote below about material and spiritual development in regards to work and service.
“The mission of the prophets, the revelation of the holy books, the manifestation of the heavenly teachers and the purpose of divine philosophy all center in the training of the human realities so that they may become clear and pure as mirrors and reflect the light and love of the Sun of Reality. Therefore I hope that whether you be in the east or the west you will strive with heart and soul in order that day by day the world of humanity may become glorified, more spiritual, more sanctified; and that the splendor of the Sun of Reality may be revealed fully in human hearts as in a mirror. This is worthy of the world of mankind. This is the true evolution and progress of humanity. This is the supreme bestowal. Otherwise, by simple development along material lines man is not perfected. At most, the physical aspect of man, his natural or material conditions may become stabilized and improved but he will remain deprived of the spiritual or divine bestowal. He is then like a body without a spirit, a lamp without the light, an eye without the power of vision, an ear that hears no sound, a mind incapable of perceiving, an intellect minus the power of reason.
– Compilations, Baha’i World Faith, p. 262
PS – I know I am behind in posting a few more blogs about the rest of my time in Syria during my last trip. Please stay tuned and I ask for your patience. Inshallah they will be posted soon 🙂