O SON OF SPIRIT!
My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.
A Practical Joker
When Doris Kettle lived in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, they had a neighbor who was a bit of a practical joker. Doris was always looking for a religion that made sense. She would constantly invite into her home the Jehovah Witnesses, the Mormons, and any others that would knock at her door trying to share the truth. Doris was an avid reader and had a library with a variety of books to challenge the best of readers.
This neighbor knew about this, and as a joke, she told a Bahá'i, Gladys Garbutt, that Doris was interested in the Bahá'i Faith. Both lived on the same street. The neighbor also knew Doris has never heard about the Faith. Not knowing about this, Gladys courageously knocked on the Kettle's door and was very embarrassed when Doris told her that she had not sent for her and had never heard of the Bahá'i Faith. Doris, in her quest for truth, did not want to let this opportunity pass by. Therefore, she invited Gladys in to tell her about this unheard of religion.
It did not take long for Doris to become a Bahá'i and get excited about it. Very soon, her husband, Douglas, and daughters, Heather, Ann, and Bonnie, all joined the new religion.