Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A Bunch of Good Lookin' Brothers

Here is the group photo of the men from the most recent Black Men's Gathering New England that I've been blogging about. I think 'Abdu'l-Baha said it better than I ever could:

"O thou who art pure in heart, sanctified in spirit, peerless in character, beauteous in face! Thy photograph hath been received revealing thy physical frame in the utmost grace and the best appearance. Thou art dark in countenance and bright in character. Thou art like unto the pupil of the eye which is dark in colour, yet it is the fount of light and the revealer of the contingent world.

I have not forgotten nor will I forget thee. I beseech God that He may graciously make thee the sign of His bounty amidst mankind, illumine thy face with the light of such blessings as are vouchsafed by the merciful Lord, single thee out for His love in this age which is distinguished among all the past ages and centuries."
(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 114)

Please keep these men in your prayers, I'm sure they would appreciate that.