Challenging Questions

From the very beginning he [Shoghi Effendi] turned to the believers, with that inimitable trusting and confiding touch that won all hearts, and asked them to pray for him, that he might, in collaboration with them, achieve the “speedy triumph of the Cause of God” in every land. His questions are challenging, his thoughts incisive: “Are we to be carried away by the flood of hollow and conflicting ideas, or are we to stand, unsubdued and unblemished, upon the everlasting rock of God’s Divine Instructions?” “...are we to believe that whatever befalls us is divinely ordained, and in no wise the result of our faint-heartedness and negligence?”
(Rúhiyyih Khánum, The Priceless Pearl, p. 73-74)