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#975058 added February 7, 2020 at 6:52pm
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Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge: Day 7 - Have You Heard?
Istiqlál (Independence), 1 Mulk (Dominion) 176 B.E. - Friday, February 7, 2020

Artist: Luke Slott
Title: Have You Heard?


Lyrics1

Have you heard of the troubles of Moses?
So much light on the earth He did shed.
All the people, they rose up against Him
and they rained down their darts on His head.

He came with a message of peace, love and justice
and the promise of a Great One to come
when the wolf and the lamb will dwell together
and the whole human race will be one.

Have you heard of the sufferings of Jesus?
How pure and selfless He was.
All the people, they rose up against Him
and put God’s only Son on a cross.

He came with a message of peace, love and justice
and the promise of a Great One to come
when on earth it will be as in Heaven
and the whole human race will be one.

Have you heard of the sorrows of Buddha
when He looked at the sadness of man?
All the people, they rose up against Him
and put nothing but sadness in His hands.

He came with a message of peace, love and justice
and the promise of a Great One to come
when peace shall reign on earth forever
and the whole human race will be one.

Have you heard of the woes of Muhammad?
All the bruises and abuses He bore
All the people, they rose up against Him
and they closed in His face every door.

He came with a message of peace, love and justice
and the promise of a Great One to come
when all the people will be gathered together
and the whole human race will be one.

Now I don’t ask you to believe me
when I tell you Bahá’u’lláh has come.
I just ask you, my brother, to see me
and the whole human race as one.

Finally Friday! Perhaps I should say "Thank God It's Friday!" All though I think everyday should begin with "Thank God it's [place day of the week here]!" Everyday should be a day we give thanks for. Everyday we need to find at least one thing we're grateful for, because--I know from experience--gratitude alleviates sadness and depression.

This morning I went to my podiatrist to have my toenail cut. All the way to the doctor's office I contemplated the song I would feature today. I didn't come to a decision on the way there, and on the way back I dozed on the paratransit bus. After I got home, I decided that since it is Friday, and the Feast Day of Mulk (Dominion) that I would listen to one of my favorite Baha'i vocalist.

There are 41 days until March 20 and the beginning of a new Baha'i year. Since the vernal equinox occurs after sunset on March 19, Naw-Ruz will be celebrated between sunset March 19 and sunset March 20. The next Devotional Service will be on Sunday, March 1, I'll have to get a new Baha'i datebook at that time.

I like "Have you heard?" because it demonstrates the concept of Progressive Revelation. That is each one of the Manifestations of God mentioned in the song were part of God's ongoing plan for humanity.

Footnotes
1  https://lukeslott.bandcamp.com/track/have-you-heard-2


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