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NEWSPRESS: THE TREE OF FAITH

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Do wholesome deeds is an allusion to the branches of that tree and its nurturing and growing. Those are the companions of the Garden is an allusion to the produce of the tree and the ripening of its fruit.

“Its roots fixed, and its branches in heaven. It gives its fruit every season by the leave of its Lord” [14:24-25].

The fruit of this tree is not like the fruit of other trees, which bring forth fruit once year after year. Rather, this tree brings forth new fruit every hour, or rather every moment. Each has another color, another taste, and another fragrance. The sweetness of worshipers is a fruit of this tree, the feast of the desirers’ heart is a fruit of this tree, the limpidness of the recognizers’ present moment is a fruit of this tree. Today in the house of service on the carpet of obedience they have the paradise of recognition, neither turned aside from them nor veiled. Tomorrow in the house of the union on the carpet of friendship they will have the paradise of approval, neither cut off nor withheld and upraised carpets [56:33-34].

President

The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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