Gratitude breaks the spell of Writers Block
Fiḍál (Grace), 18 Jamál (Beauty) 175 B.E. - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
"Humanity is but a single Brotherhood:
So make peace with your brethren."
The Holy Qur'an 49:10
I was raised in Blackwell, Oklahoma, in a Southern Baptist family. On Sunday, I went to Sunday School at either the First Southern Baptist Mission in the Smelter Heights, or the First Southern Baptist Church uptown. It was at the Mission (My family always called the little church in the Smelter Heights the Mission.) that I accepted Christ as my personal savior, but it was at the Big Church uptown that I was baptist. At that time, I knew of only one sacred book, the Holy Bible, which (I was told.) combined both Jewish and Christian scriptures.
I didn't learn there were other Holy Books until I left Oklahoma and moved to Las Vegas. By the time I moved to Las Vegas, I'd been on my personal spiritual search for several years. When I came to Las Vegas I heard about the Baha'i Faith. I declared my belief in Baha'u'llah at the first fireside (introduction to the Baha'i beliefs) attended. I knew, from the Writing of Baha'u'llah that were introduced at the Fireside that Baha'u'llah was sent from the same God that sent Christ.
Grace of God1
Through the Grace of God
humanity is one race:
a single brotherhood,
Through the Grace of the Almighty,
the sacred scriptures
have been sent down
to guide the human soul.
The sacred books I have in the house, at present, are all Baha'i scriptures. I used to have a Holy Bible, which belonged to Grandma Mary. I let my sister send that to my brother Tom in Colorado, because he ask for Grandma's bible. I have a copy of the Holy Qur'an and the Bhagavad Gita in storage, and I expect to find those when my sister bring another bunch of my stuff she has in storage. I'm happy with the sacred books I have in the house, at this time, if I want to look up a scripture I can do so on the Internet. The scripture I have at the beginning of this entry, I found on Facebook. One of the groups I belong to has members who are Baha'i, Christian, and Muslim.