Friday, December 27, 2013

The Friend of God

One night the Prophet Abraham saw in a dream the Angel Gabriel, who was writing a list with golden ink on ancient parchment.
    Abraham asked him what it was a list of, and Gabriel answered: “I am writing a list of the Friends of God.”
   He said: “Ah! Is my name anywhere down that list, O Gabriel?”
   Gabriel replied: “No, Abraham. It is not.
   Abraham felt his heart sink. He stood pensive and heavy-hearted for a moment, and then he raised his head, smiling brightly, and said: “Then I am a friend of the Friends of God.”
   Gabriel was silent for a moment. He then looked at Abraham and said: “O Abraham, I have written your name at the head of this list.”

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