From 2017 to 2019, Baha’i communities around the world will be celebrating the Light of Unity Festival commemorating the 200th bicentenary of the anniversaries the births of God’s messengers for this day: THE BAB AND BAHA’U’LLAH.
Although there are many in the world who have not yet heard their stories, there is no soul on this planet who remains untouched by their legacies.
Man can never reach God, however he is not deprived of knowing Him. All the perfections, the bounty and the splendor that come from God are visible in the holy manifestations, like the sun which is resplendent in a clear and polished mirror, to say that these mirrors are the Manifestations of the sun of truth does not mean that the sun has descended from its heights of glory and incorporated into the mirror, what is meant is this: All humanity knows, discovers and understands of the names and attributes and perfections of God refers to His holy manifestations.
His love touches our lives and our beings ceaselessly. The way this loves flows to us is through His eternal covenant, as God never leaves us alone and without His guidance.
“Oh Son of Man! I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore do thou love me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit of life,” (Baha’u’llah”
The Baha’i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and peoples in one universal cause and one common faith. The echoes of the manifestations divine teachings of love and unity reverberate around the globe bringing hope and joy to the hearts of people everywhere.
“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world,” (Baha’u’llah).
This is the dawn of a new day as we invite you to share with the world these gifts God has shared with the world through these twin divine messengers.
This is the dawn of a new creation, because Baha’u’llah has released a fresh, far reaching, creative spiritual energy into the world. Baha’u’llah shed new light of God’s eternal relationship with humanity and offers a new vision of infinite hope and healing. The echoes of the (“Twin Trumpet Blasts” Bible) manifestations divine teachings of love and unity reverberate around the globe bringing hope and joy to the hearts of people everywhere.
All are invited to share in the process of building united and just communities.
The Baha’i community is warm, vibrant, diverse and welcoming and eager to join hands with all people in building a just and unified world.
Judi Panetta is a member of the Baha’i Faith.