Saturday, May 09, 2009

Well-being and Salvation: 5 Years+

My wife and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary last night with dinner and a stroll down memory lane. It has been quite a journey since I first met her at the Boston Baha'i Center almost a decade ago. I can still remember the exact spot in the room and have pointed it out to people now and again. There have been ups and downs and all arounds, but as I said on a card that accompanied flowers I had sent to her it has been the "Best 5 years of my life".

I thought that in honor of this milestone I would include links to a series of posts I did about a year ago exploring the question, "Could Marriage Save Your Soul?". You can read them here, here, and here.

"O my Lord, O my Lord! These two bright orbs are wedded in Thy love, conjoined in servitude to Thy Holy Threshold, united in ministering to Thy Cause. Make Thou this marriage to be as threading lights of Thine abounding grace, O my Lord, the All-Merciful, and luminous rays of Thy bestowals, O Thou the Beneficent, the Ever-Giving, that there may branch out from this great tree boughs that will grow green and flourishing through the gifts that rain down from Thy clouds of grace.

Verily Thou art the Generous, verily Thou art the Almighty, verily Thou art the Compassionate, the All-Merciful."

(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 119)