Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Juliet: April 12 — Meeting with Reverend Percy Grant

The Diary of Juliet Thompson
April 12, 1912
New York, NY

The very day He arrived, Thursday, the Master sent for Percy Grant, but He appointed Friday to see him, in the afternoon. I was not invited to the interview, so in spite of the happy arrangement Percy and I had made, I knew I should have to stay away. Nor was I told very much about it, only that the Master had planned with Dr Grant to accept his church for Sunday (the fourteenth) for His first address in New York, choosing the Church of the Ascension out of thirteen other—and some of the clergy had even wired to Gibraltar offering their pulpits for that date! And one other very little thing (Mr MacNutt himself gave me this scrap of news): as he was standing with Dr Grant at the elevator after leaving the Master’s suite, Dr Grant said to him: “You can’t help but love the old gentleman.”

To me Percy put it more elegantly: “The Master compels one’s love and esteem. What He radiates is peace and love.”