The events from all corners of the world especially in the media paints a grim picture of the prominent expressions of human nature. I wish to close the day with an opposite note; with our potential for goodness, of being the beautiful image of our Creator.
The following quotation from Abdu’l-Baha is for me the blue print of what human rights is really all about. The essence of human rights is for every human being to be able to express his/her humanity, nobility to its fullest.
“The happiness and pride of a nation consist in this, that it should shine out like the sun in the high heaven of knowledge. “Shall they who have knowledge and they who have it not, be treated alike?”[Quran].
And the honor and distinction of the individual consist in this, that he among all the world’s multitudes should become a source of social good. Is any larger bounty conceivable than this, that an individual, looking within himself, should find that by the confirming grace of God he has become the cause of peace and well-being, of happiness and advantage to his fellow men? No, by the one true God, there is no greater bliss, no more complete delight.” (Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 2)
The above picture brings me joy.