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Old 04-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Service at Close Proximity.

I often wonder about the life and stories of those early belivers who served in the Holy Family's households. Individuals like the cook, the gardner, the amanuensis.

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like if I was the gardner at the time of Baha'u'llah's stay at Bahji, or if I was Abdul'Baha's translator during his jurney to the West, or if I was a servant in Shoghi's house (although as far as I know, the Guardian did not have any household servants).

If you were given the opportunity to serve as a servant in either Baha'u'llah's, or Abdul'Baha's, or the Guardian's household, which household would you want?
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:05 AM   #2
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I often wonder about the life and stories of those early belivers who served in the Holy Family's households. Individuals like the cook, the gardner, the amanuensis.

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like if I was the gardner at the time of Baha'u'llah's stay at Bahji, or if I was Abdul'Baha's translator during his jurney to the West, or if I was a servant in Shoghi's house (although as far as I know, the Guardian did not have any household servants).

If you were given the opportunity to serve as a servant in either Baha'u'llah's, or Abdul'Baha's, or the Guardian's household, which household would you want?
Thomas, interesting question.

I guess I would answer any service opportunity that was gifted.

In saying that, we still can accept the gift of service by embracing the opportunity to do service to all humanity by building our communities, a most great bounty.

I hope you are well and happy Regards Tony
 
Old 04-21-2017, 12:19 PM   #3
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Hi Thomas...great to see you! What an honor to serve any of them, but I might be less intimidated serving Abdu'l-Baha' rather than either Baha'u'llah or Shoghi Effendi. In my mind's eye I often see a twinkle in Abdu'l-Baha's eyes, and with my many imperfections, I would probably need someone with a sense of humor as my master.....

Loving regards,
Becky

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Old 04-22-2017, 10:51 AM   #4
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interesting and entertaining question. in that condition, I would have liked to serve in a part as close to the Bahaulah or Abdulbaha as possible. like for example, to be their writer, or someone who would clean their rooms; or the cook because then I could see if they enjoyed the meal I cooked or not.
 
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