Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Juliet: April 16 – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: “I am in love with the poor.”

Diary of Juliet Thompson
April 16, 1912
New York, NY

This morning the Master agreed to speak at the Bowery Mission.

I want to give them some money,” He said to me. “I am in love with the poor. How many poor men go to the Mission?”

About three hundred, my Lord.”

Take this bill to the bank, Juliet, and change it into quarters,” and He drew from His pocket a thousand-
franc note. [At the time, equal to about two–hundred–fifty dollars.] “Have them put the quarters in a bag. Keep the money and meet Me at the Mission with it.”

He handed another thousand-franc note, with the same instructions, to Edward Getsinger.

As I left His room, lilies of valley in my hand, a young chambermaid stopped me. “Did He give you those?” she asked. “He gave me some flowers yesterday. Roses. I think He is a great Saint.”