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COLLECTIONPersonal letters
TITLELetter to Grace Holley
AUTHOR 1 Abdu'l-Bahá
CONTRIB 1 Shoghi Effendi, trans.
ABSTRACTShort message of greeting and praise.
NOTES Typed from a photocopy from the U.S. National Bahá'í Archives.
TAGS* `Abdu'l-Bahá, Writings and talks of; California, USA; Grace Holley; Isabella Brittingham; USA; Visalia, CA
CONTENT Mrs. Grace Holley; Visalia, California,
                        Upon her be Baha'o'l Abha!

O, maid-servant of God!

            If at every instant thou tenderest thy thanks to Mrs. Brittingham, thou shalt not be able to acquit thyself, for she has been the cause of thy everlasting life and the means of thy being born again. Christ in that connection says:- "The one who is borne of flesh is flesh and the one borne from spirit is spirit, ye must be borne again."

            Thou hast been born of the Spirit and hast entered the Kingdom of God. What bestowal is there greater than this? Ever remember it. Strive thou similarly to become the cause of other people's life so that the splendour of the Oneness of the world of Humanity may enlighten the eyes.

            Kiss thou the cheeks of thy dear children on my behalf.

                        Upon thee be Baha'o'llah El-Abha!

                                                (Signed [in English])

                        Translated by Shoghi Rabbani,
                        January 28, 1919.
                        Home of Abdul Baha, Haifa, Palestine.
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