Unity of Mankind

“God has created all; He is kind to all. Inasmuch as He is such a tender Father to all, why should His children disagree? Why should they war and fight? Like the Heavenly Father we must live in love and unity. Man is the temple of God, the image and likeness of the Lord. Surely if one should destroy the temple of God, he will incur the displeasure of the Creator. For this reason, we must live together in amity and love. Bahá’u’lláh has addressed the world of humanity, saying, ‘Verily, ye are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch.’ This signifies that the entire world of humanity is one tree. The various nations and peoples are the branches of that tree. Individual members of mankind are represented by the twigs and blossoms. Why should these parts of the same tree manifest strife and discord toward each other?”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá from a talk given at Hotel Sacramento

“O contending peoples and kindreds of the earth! Set your faces towards unity, and let the radiance of its light shine upon you.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p 217

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