Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Mahmud: June 25 – “… serving with heart and soul”

Mahmud's Diary
June 25, 1912
Montclair, NJ

The Master was invited to breakfast at Mr. Edsall’s home. When He returned home, He found a number of Bahá’í women, who had come from New York, wearing aprons and cleaning the house. These elegant ladies were washing dishes, sweeping, dusting the furniture and arranging the carpets. They did this with such love and zeal that it is beyond description. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:

See what the power of the Blessed Beauty does! What might and sway, what bounty and favor is this! He has inspired these persons to serve with such sincerity and love! They are washing dishes and sweeping the room. They are serving with heart and soul.

He bestowed great favor on one of the ladies by inquiring about her husband, Dr. Krug, a prominent physician in New York. She said to the Master, ‘From the moment He met you, he has not only ceased his opposition but is now helping me to serve the Cause.’