1. Inviting

Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. _Christ (Rev. 22:17)

Whosoever wisheth, let him turn thereunto; whosoever wisheth, let him turn away.261 _Bahá’u’lláh

All the favors of God have been sent down, as a token of His grace. The waters of everlasting life have, in their fullness, been proffered unto men. Every single cup hath been borne round by the hand of the Well-Beloved. Draw near, and tarry not, though it be for one short moment.262 _Bahá’u’lláh

The hands of bounty have borne round the cup of everlasting life. Approach, and quaff your fill.263 _Bahá’u’lláh

This is the Day whereon the rushing waters of everlasting life have gushed out of the Will of the All-Merciful. Haste ye, with your hearts and souls…264 _Bahá’u’lláh

Verily this is none other than the sovereign Truth; it is the Path which God hath laid out for all that are in heaven and on earth. Let him then who will, take for himself the right path unto his Lord.265 _The Báb

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. _Christ (Rev. 3:20)

The one true God is My witness! This most great, this fathomless and surging Ocean is near, astonishingly near, unto you. Behold it is closer to you than your life-vein! Swift as the twinkling of an eye ye can, if ye but wish it, reach and partake of this imperishable favor, this God-given grace, this incorruptible gift, this most potent and unspeakably glorious bounty.266 _Bahá’u’lláh

O peoples of the earth! Verily the resplendent Light of God hath appeared in your midst, invested with this unerring Book, that ye may be guided aright to the ways of peace and, by the leave of God, step out of the darkness into the light and onto this far-extended Path of Truth…267 _The Báb

The Best-Beloved is come…All the favors of God have been sent down, as a token of His grace. The waters of everlasting life have, in their fullness, been proffered unto men. Every single cup hath been borne round by the hand of the Well- Beloved. Draw near, and tarry not, though it be for one short moment.268 _Bahá’u’lláh

He Whose advent hath been foretold in the heavenly Scriptures is come, could ye but understand it. The world’s horizon is illumined by the splendors of this Most Great Revelation. Haste ye with radiant hearts and be not of them that are bereft of understanding.269 _Bahá’u’lláh

Come and let us join ourselves to the Lord… _Jeremiah 50:5

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