Beautify your tongues, O people, with truthfulness…
Truthfulness and honesty were the virtues we looked at today. Remembering that spiritual qualities, like telling the truth is what makes us (‘our tongues’) beautiful and that honesty is a the most beautiful ‘ornament’ to our souls.
“Beautify your tongues, O people, with truthfulness, and adorn your souls with the ornament of honesty.” –Bahá’u’lláh
We read the story about Mullá Bahram, a man who lived in Iran many years ago and had earned an officials absolute trust, because of his honesty (you can find it in the Ruhi Curriculum, Children’s classes Grade 1 – lesson 12).
Most of our class today was taken up by painting our children’s class banner – a large colourful ‘Te Whakakotahitanga o te Rāwhiti’ (the unity of the East) – see the pictures below. This is for our stall at the festival in the park (off Cameron Cres), this coming Saturday, 3 December. We’ll have lots of photos on display and some craft activities for children to take part in – hope to see you all there.
Please note – because we are at the festival on Saturday next week, there won’t be a children’s class the day after. But please join us for the last class of the term on Sunday 11 December – and bring your families and whanau along – there’ll be morning tea, music and songs to share and of course the end-of-year certificates!