I have been a part of the Bahá’í community for a long time, and a curious phenomena has had me intrigued all these years: while the strength of the community is completely dependent on each one of us doing our best, we are, each one of us replaceable. It’s like each one of us is somewhere between Harry Potter, required to do great deeds beyond what we could even imagine, and ants working together, completely interdependent. It makes it all the more important to control one’s ego, so that we neither feel omnipotent nor impotent. Rather, our ego should be controlled in such a way that each act we make as part of the community-building process becomes potent.
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