Saturday, April 14, 2007

Freedom Rider


Just a quick thing. It's really early and I'm about to get myself together and head to New Jersey for another Black Men's Gathering that I will be covering for Baha'i Thought (as well as participating in with vigor). I thought it would be nice to let folks know that you won't be hearing from me again until Monday (I don't think they have wireless where I'm going) and there will be a full report of the goings on in the land of gigantic shopping malls (or so I've heard). I'll have a photo or two as well. In the mean time, for people who may not be familiar with what the Black Men's Gathering is or who are just slackers when it comes to reading this blog on a regular basis, I'm going to provide some links to previous posts about what is affectionately known as the BMG. Here goes:

America to Africa, Africa to Israel

BMG in NYC

Bloggin the BMG

Bloggin the BMG Part 2

Bloggin the BMG 3

Bloggin the BMG 4

BMG Monopoly and More

BMG Wrap Up and Beyond

And if you want a little more background to the BMG you can read this nifty piece in the American Baha'is News (there will be a quiz when I get back to town!) I'll close with a bit of one of my favorite Baha'i prayers that I feel was practically revealed for the men of the BMG:

Heroes are they, O my Lord, lead them to the field of battle. Guides are they, make them to speak out with arguments and proofs. Ministering servants are they, cause them to pass round the cup that brimmeth with the wine of certitude. O my God, make them to be songsters that carol in fair gardens, make them lions that couch in the thickets, whales that plunge in the vasty deep. Verily, Thou art He of abounding grace. There is none other God save Thee, the Mighty, the Powerful, the Ever-Bestowing. - 'Abdu'l-Bahá