How Can Baha'i Elders Find a Place in the Current Plan?

{josquote}Many spoke of their broken hearts as a result of not knowing what they can contribute; and not knowing what they can do now, particularly since the seeds they’ve sown for so long don’t seem to be bearing fruit.{/josquote}

Everywhere I turn these days, I hear a lot of “Bahá’ís of excellent vintage” feel confused about their role in the current plan.

On the one hand, we know that the outpouring of energy released at the youth conferences held last year, has given large numbers of young people the capacity to mobilize large numbers in the field of service:

The two essential movements which continue to propel the process of growth—the steady flow of participants through the sequence of training institute courses and the movement of clusters along a continuum of development have both been immensely reinforced by the outpouring of energy released at the youth conferences held last year. The expanded capacity the Bahá’í world has acquired for mobilizing large numbers of young people in the field of service can now yield further fruit. (Universal House of Justice, Ridván Message 2014, paragraph 1)

On the other hand, we also know that we need everyone’s contribution:

Everyone has a share in this enterprise; the contribution of each serves to enrich the whole. (Universal House of Justice, Ridván Message 2014, paragraph 5)

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