OK, everybody. We all know Friday night is sacred time when we wind down from our busy week and either go out, veg out, or freak out over homework. Now imagine making that sacred time even more sacred by devoting it to God and to the service of humanity – and finding out how you can contribute to the achievement of the goals of the new Five Year Plan. Sounds good, huh?
You may not yet be convinced. That’s fine. You can argue with me, you can argue with my mom, and you can even argue with Marty. But you can’t argue with Shoghi Effendi:
It is to the youth that the Guardian is today eagerly looking, and it is upon their shoulders that he is laying all the responsibility for the promotion of the Faith. Theirs is the opportunity to arise and serve to their utmost this great Cause of God.
(June 6, 1933 – Shoghi Effendi, Dawn of a New Day)