For some of us, Spring has sprung, even though for many, it is still only anticipated. That is, although they can't see much evidence, they have faith in the yearly return Nature's energy. Religion has the same cycles, so here's the latest article from the Baha'i site at BellaOnline.com.
Spring is the time for renewal in all things, including religion. A Divine Springtime occurs when God sends another Messenger to further the spiritual education of mankind.
Also, this week begins the fasting period for Bahá'ís, which will end with a New Year celebration on the vernal equinox. All very much about Springtime and preparing to greet the new season with energy and enthusiasm. For more info on how Bahá'ís observe the fast:
Why Bahá'is Fast
What is the purpose of Fasting in the Bahá'í Faith, and what does it mean to its adherents.
Fasting - One Woman's Perspective
Basic information on what fasting is and how it is used in the Faith, and by one Bahá'í in particular.
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