Have patience–wait, but do not sit idle; work while you are waiting; smile while you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken; be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you; speak aloud while the malevolent forces of the nether world try to crush your mind; be valiant and courageous while men all around you are cringing with fear and cowardice. Do not yield to the overwhelming power of tyranny and despotism. Serve the cause of democracy and freedom. Continue your journey to the end. The bright day is coming. 

Abdu'l-Baha

The bright day is coming

QUESTIONS TO REFLECT UPON:

What are the qualities Abdu'l-Baha is calling upon us to develop?

Who can you lean on or assist in developing this level of perseverance?

What unique journey are you on, how does this quote inform your resolve?