|←42||Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1986
Release of a Compilation on Teaching the Masses
|11 May 1967|
To all National Spiritual Assemblies
Dear Bahá’í Friends,
43.1 We have recently made a compilation from the writings of the Guardian and from letters written on his behalf regarding the importance and nature of the teaching work among the masses. Attached is a copy of this compilation, which we sincerely recommend to you for your earnest study. The extracts have been arranged chronologically.
43.2 It is our hope and belief that this compilation will guide and assist you in better appreciating the manner of the presentation of the teachings of the Faith; the attitude that must govern those responsible for enrolling new believers; the need to educate the newly enrolled Bahá’ís, to deepen them in the teachings and to wean them gradually away from their old allegiances; the necessity of keeping a proper balance between expansion and consolidation; the significance of the participation of the native believers of each country in the teaching work and in the administration of the affairs of the community; the formulation of budgets within the financial capabilities of the community; the importance of fostering the spirit of self-sacrifice in the hearts of the friends; the worthy goal for each national community to become self-supporting; the preferability of individuality of expression to absolute uniformity, within the framework of the Administrative Order; and the lasting value of dedication and devotion when engaged in the teaching work.
43.3 We are confident that the implementation of these principles as set forth in the writings of the Guardian will aid you in your teaching work.
- With loving Bahá’í greetings,
- THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE
- ↑ See CC II:61-71.