Thank God that you in this assembly have this knowledge, for in all the sorrows of life you can obtain supreme consolation. If your days on earth are numbered, you know that everlasting life awaits you. If material anxiety envelops you in a dark cloud, spiritual radiance lightens your path.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 110)
To give people this glorious Message and then leave them in the lurch, produces disappointment and disillusionment, so that, when it does become possible to carry out properly planned teaching in that area, the teachers may well find the people resistant to the Message. The first teacher who was careless of consolidation, instead of planting and nourishing the seeds of faith has, in fact, “inoculated” the people against the Divine Message and made subsequent teaching very much harder.
(Universal House of Justice, Promoting Entry by Troops, p. 11)
Verily, those whose minds are illumined by the Spirit of the Most High have supreme consolation.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 111)