Build ye for yourselves such houses as the rain and floods can never destroy, which shall protect you from the changes and chances of this life. This is the instruction of Him Whom the world hath wronged and forsaken.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 261)
I pray God to make thy home a center for the radiation of light and the glowing of His love in the hearts of His people. Know that in every home when God is praised and prayed to, and His Kingdom proclaimed, that home is a garden of God and a paradise of His happiness.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 69)
My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart. This is the home of light; whosoever enters here must become illumined. This is the home of knowledge: the one who enters it must receive knowledge. This is the home of love: those who come in must learn the lessons of love; thus may they know how to love each other.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, from a Tablet, published in “Star of the West", vol. 9, no. 3, (28 April 1918), p. 40)
The joy of tranquillity in one’s home, and the sweetness of freedom from all cares shall pass away, whilst the blessing of homelessness shall endure forever, and its far-reaching results shall be made manifest.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 280-281)
They must make their homes havens for the believers, folds for their gatherings and centres for the promulgation of His Cause and the diffusion of His love, so that people of all strata, whether high or low, may feel at home and be able to consort in an atmosphere of love and fellowship.
(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 437)