In later years when trying to describe ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's presence for the believers, Leroy [Ioas] said 'You have seen many pictures of the Master but what they don't show you is the vibrant spirit that was coursing through Him at all times. All day long, starting at dawn, people would come to Him. They would hover around, ask questions, then a larger group would gather in His sitting room and He would talk to them about the Cause. When they left another group would come. Always they had questions for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, questions of infinite importance to them, and His answers were given rapidly—in one second He would be deciding someone's destiny. It showed the power of the spirit that moved within Him every moment, every second.'

Leroy Ioas, Hand of the Cause of God by Anita Ioas Chapman, pp. 25-26