Arlington Ruhi 6 Study Circle “Teaching the Faith”

“Teach ye the Cause of God, O people of Bahá, for God hath prescribed unto every one the duty of proclaiming His Message, and regardeth it as the most meritorious of all deeds.”
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 278)

Arlington Ruhi 6 study circle "Teaching the Faith"Studying The Faith

Tonight, our Ruhi 6 study circle “Teaching The Faith” concluded successfully with deeply personal reflections and inspiring discussion of our personal teaching plans.

I look back with gratitude on the friendship fostered through this act of studying the Baha’i Writings. Consider the diversity of our group:

  • two teachers of English as a Second Language — one from Chile, the other from Pennsylvania –who met and fell in love in Bolivia;
  • a project management / comedienne with an overflowing sense of humor and dedication to teaching children and youth virtues and improv skills;
  • an IT professional from Iran who chants in Arabic and codes web applications in C#;
  • a statistician who loves to sings — a true testimony of right brain / left brain balance;
  • a beauty queen who worked as a sailor while a teen and now manages the outreach for the remarkable non-profit organization, Tahirih Justice Center;
  • her handsome king of a husband who just successfully graduated from law school;
  • an Iranian dentist who sadly was unable to make it to class tonight but contributed thoughtfully to our previous discussions;
  • a retired economist and grandfather-to-be, a veteran Arlingtonian and a Baha’i, who had to skip our last session in order to go to Maine and help a friend there;
  • yours truly, who will be presenting on unity in diversity of data on Thursday before going to sing at the Baha’i Choral Festival for the weekend.

Teaching The Faith

Now that the studies are successfully completed, it is time to practice what we learned! I look forward with hopeful anticipation to having us accompany each other in serving the Arlington community and sharing with our neighbors, friends and family members the teachings of Baha’u’llah:

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