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The Day-Star of certitude is shining resplendent, but the people of the world are holding fast unto vain imaginings. The Ocean of divine knowledge hath risen high whilst the children of men are clinging to the hem of the foolish. But for the unfailing grace of God — exalted be His glory — no antidote could ever cure these inveterate diseases. They [the people of tyranny] have rejected the bounty of God and His proofs and have repudiated the testimony of God and His signs.
They have gone astray and have caused the people to go astray, yet perceive it not. They worship vain imaginings but know it not. They have taken idle fancies for their lords and have neglected God, yet understand not. They have abandoned the most great Ocean hastening towards the pool, but comprehend not.
So, how do we pull ourselves away from these unproductive avenues — in both public affairs and in our own lives? Try to imagine, if you will, what might be different in our world if people asked themselves daily whether a given action would cause a unity or b disunity. Hitting the pause button to consider how we all can build bridges is not an easy task, especially in an era of information and misinformation overload, but it seems vital to our continuing progress, not only in one nation but in all nations.
I entreat Thee, O my God, by Thy Name which irradiateth all things, to raise up such servants as shall incline their ears to the voice of the melodies that hath ascended from the right hand of the throne of Thy glory. Make them, then, to quaff from the hand of Thy grace the wine of Thy mercy, that it may assure their hearts, and cause them to turn away from the left hand of idle fancies and vain imaginings to the right hand of confidence and certitude.
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