People of Service

People of service must resolve, for the sake of their heart's cause, to cross over seas of "pus and blood." When they attain the desired object, they must be mature enough to attribute everything to its Rightful Owner, and be respectful and thankful to Him. Their voices and breaths glorify and magnify God, the Sublime Creator.

Such people hold everyone in high regard and esteem, and are so balanced and faithful to God's Will that they do not idolize those whom they praise for their services. They understand that they are responsible and answerable for work left undone, are considerate and fair-minded to everyone who seeks their help, and support the truth.

They are extraordinarily resolved and hopeful even when their institutions are destroyed, their plans upset, and their forces routed. People of service are moderate and tolerant when they take new wings and once again soar to the summits, and are so rational and wise that they admit in advance that the path is very steep. So zealous, persevering, and confident are they that they willingly pass through all the pits of Hell encountered on the way.

They are so faithful to their cause that, deeply in love with it, they willingly sacrifice their lives and whatever they love for its sake. So sincere and humble are such people that they never remind others of their accomplishments. Criteria or Lights of the Way, Izmir 1996, Vol. 1, (9th edition), pp. 52-53

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