Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

“Food has nothing to do with faith.”

Mahmud's Diary
August 17, 1912
Green Acre, ME

That night He delivered an address on the unity of mankind in the east hall of the Eirenion. On His return to the Inn He spoke with the audience in jests which nevertheless touched on many important subjects. He offered sweets to some visitors who, following the superstitious ideas of the ascetics, did not eat certain foods. He dispelled their beliefs by saying, ‘Food has nothing to do with faith. Rather, you should eat things to gain strength and you should acquire spirituality.’