O Thou Provider! The dearest wish of this servant of Thy Threshold is to behold the friends of east and west in close embrace; to see all the members of human society gathered with love in a single great assemblage, even as individual drops of water collected in one mighty sea; to behold them all as birds in one garden of roses, as pearls of one ocean, as leaves of one tree, as rays of one sun.
Excerpt, elections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 75, Ocean online library, © Bahá'í International Community. Photo © Bahá'í Writings As Art.
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