Dorothy Baker In the 1930s at a Talk at the YMCA in Toledo Ohio | Bahá’í Journal

Dorothy Baker In the 1930s at a Talk at the YMCA in Toledo Ohio | Bahá’í Journal

In the late 1930s, at a talk at the YMCA in Toledo, Ohio, a heckler stood up mid-sentence in Dorothy’s talk. From his spot at the front of the meeting room, he yelled aggressively, “Madam, just what are the tenets of your faith?” Without a second’s hesitation Dorothy answered with the noon prayer, “I bear witness, O my God, that Thou has created me to know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth. There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self Subsisting.” She paused a moment, eyes fixed on the questioner, then, not coldly but seriously challenging, she said, “And now, young man, what are the tenets of your faith?” Not even a whimper sounded from him as he sank into his chair: Dorothy went on to finish her talk.

 

Leave a Reply

Home Privacy Policy Terms Of Use Contact Us Affiliate Disclosure DMCA Earnings Disclaimer