I hope thou wilt become as a rising light and obtain spiritual health — and spiritual health is conducive to physical health — so that thou mayest be enabled to liquidate thy debts and be strengthened to attain the blessing of the Forgiving Lord; that thou mayest become a mirror of truth and reveal the spiritual brilliancy of the heavenly universe to all eyes, direct large numbers of people under the shadow of the Powerful Lord and guide all thy family and relations unto the Greatest Guidance; and that thou mayest be honored with a visit to the Holy Threshold after having attained to all these gifts. (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha, v2, p. 305)
In the western world, many of us carry heavy credit card debt and struggle with finding ways to pay it off. Many have considered bankruptcy because they saw no other way out. That’s why I love this quote – it shows us that the focus shouldn’t be on the money owed, but rather on our spiritual and physical health. We’ve been putting our focus on the wrong things!
Embedded in the quote is also the bounties that will come our way as a result of liquidating our debts:
- We’ll attain God’s forgiveness and blessing
- We’ll become a mirror of truth
- We’ll reveal the spiritual brilliancy of the heavenly universe to all eyes
- We’ll direct large numbers of people under the shadow of the Powerful Lord
- We’ll guide all our families and relations unto the Faith
- We’ll be honored with an ability to go on pilgrimage
Starting today, I’ll focus on my spiritual and mental health, trusting that God will show me how to liquidate my debts and 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!
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