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The world is in great turmoil, and the minds of its people are in a state of utter confusion.  We entreat the Almighty that He may graciously illuminate them with the glory of His Justice, and enable them to discover that which will be profitable unto them at all times and under all conditions. (Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, pp. 97-98)

In this world where “fake news” is increasingly the norm, it’s easy to see why our minds would be in a state of utter confusion.  We don’t know who or what to believe and we’re being bombarded with ads targeted to our interests so everywhere we turn we see more and more things we want to buy.  At work, we’re doing the jobs of 3 people and with instant communication we’re expected to be available to everyone, all the time.  No wonder we’re in a state of turmoil and confusion!  Only God can help us navigate through this quagmire.

So let’s look at the prayer embedded in this quote.  We’re asking God to illuminate us with His Justice.  While we have no idea what God’s Justice might look like, we can turn to the Hidden Words (Arabic Number 2), which defines justice as the best beloved of all things, God’s gift to us and a sign of His loving kindness.  It requires us to see with our own eyes and know of our own knowledge instead of seeing  through the eyes of others, and relying on their knowledge.  When we do this, we’re promised that God will confide in us and and enable us to discover the things which will be profitable for us at all times and under all conditions.

Knowing the steps I can take to cut through my confusion, I am grateful!

What jumped out for you as you read today’s meditation?  I’d love it if you would share so we can all expand our knowledge of the Writings!

If you liked this meditation, you might also like my book Learning How to Be Happy


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