Shame

[Then ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said] “Do not think your services are unknown to Me. I have seen. I have been with you. I know them all. Do
not think I have not known. I have known all. For these you are
accepted in the Kingdom.” My “services”—and He knew them all! He had “seen": seen their pitiful smallness and the lack of real love with which I had tried to serve. I bowed my head with shame. “Forgive my failures.” “Be sure of this.” After a moment He said again, “Be sure of this.” Then He dismissed me.
(Diary of Juliet Thompson)