The Promised Messiah (as) writes:
“It is inevitable that you should be tried with diverse types of pain and misfortune as the faithful before you were tried. Be mindful, lest you should stumble. So long as you have a firm relationship with heaven, the earth can do you no harm. Whenever harm befalls you, it will be through yourself and not through your enemy. Even if you lose all honour on earth, Allah will bestow eternal honour upon you from heaven. So do not let go of Him.
“It is inevitable that you be persecuted and suffer many disappointments, but do not lose heart, for it is Allah Who tests you whether you are steadfast in His cause or not. If you desire that angels should praise you in heaven, then endure beating and be joyful, hear abuse and be grateful, experience failure and do not cut your relationship with Allah.
“You are the last Jama‘at of Allah, so practice virtue at its highest level. Anyone from among you who becomes slothful will be cast out of the Jama‘at like a foul thing and will die in sorrow and will be able to do no harm to Allah. I give you the good news that your God truly exists. All are His creatures, but He chooses the one who chooses Him. He comes to the one who goes to Him. He bestows honour upon him who honours Him.”
(Kashti-e-Nuh, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 19, p. 15)
Courtesy: MKAN-Tarbiyya Department