Some Christian Privileges

Maintaining supreme faithfulness to God.

Forgetting personal desires while attending to Superior Designs.

Humbling oneself so the hand of the Lord may be exalted.

Overcoming oneself.

Renouncing joyfully for the benefit of others.

Reaping eternal profit from temporary losses.

Working to build the Divine Kingdom.

Maintaining hope, while others despair.

Entering into the temple of silence in the midst of commotion.

Maintaining one's faith above the torment of doubts.

Silencing oneself in time to avoid hurting others.

Speaking constructively.

Listening to the Divine Friend when in solitude.

Serving without compensation.

Enduring one's own cross with valour.

Learning and profiting from one's suffering.

Loving, without demanding.

Helping in secret.

Sowing with Christ, detached from the results.

Finding brothers and sisters in all places.

Cultivating the pleasure of being useful.

Discerning the just worth of causes and of things.

Purifying evil.

Assisting those who err with sincerity.

Forgiving as many times as necessary.

Overcoming obstacles.

Preserving joyfulness and sweetness.

Maintaining cheerfulness.

Detaching oneself from the deceits of the world before the world deceives us.

Persevering on the side of goodness to the end.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Christian Agenda. By the Spirit André Luiz. Great Britain: Allan Kardec Publishing Ltd, 1998. Chapter 3.

Redeeming Principles

Do not forget that God is the central theme of our destinies.

Desire the well being of others as much as you desire it for yourself.

Come to terms quickly with your adversaries.

Respect your neighbours' opinion.

Avoid disagreeable disputes.

Lending without expecting restitution.

Give your assistance in good works happily.

Do not worry about slanderers.

Thank your enemy for the value he ascribes to you.

Help children.

Do not abandon the old and the sick.

Where benefits are concerned, think of yourself last.

Apologise sincerely.

Criticise no one.

Straighten out your own defects before correcting those of others.

Use faith and good judgment.

Learn to sow, that you may reap a good harvest.

Do not expect grapes from the thornbush.

Free yourself from the weight of excessive conventionalism.

Cultivate simplicity.

Talk as little as possible about yourself and your problems.

Stimulate the noble qualities of your companions.

Work for the good of all.

Value time.

Organise your work knowing that each day has its obligations.

Do not be anxious.

Serve everyone with detachment.

Be happy, just and grateful.

Never impose your point of view.

Remember that the world was not made only for you.

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Social sciences of today present these principles as being new. However, they are ancient, having come to Earth with Christ almost twenty centuries ago. But we, who are slow to comprehend, are even slower in applying them.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Christian Agenda. By the Spirit André Luiz. Great Britain: Allan Kardec Publishing Ltd, 1998. Chapter 2.

Christian Imperatives

Learn ­ humbly.

Teach ­ practising.

Administer ­ by educating.

Obey ­ willingly.

Love ­ edifyingly.

Fear ­ yourself.

Suffer ­ benefitingyourself.

Speak ­ constructively.

Hear ­ without malice.

Help ­ by elevating others.

Assist ­uplifting others

Pass by ­ serving.

Pray ­ serenely.

Ask ­ with discernment.

Wait ­ working.

Believe ­ actively.

Trust ­ watchfully.

Receive ­ and distribute.

Attend ­ graciously.

Cooperate ­ with detachment.

Offer urgent assistance ­ through improvement.

Examine circumstances ­ with criterion.

Clarify ­ respectfully.

Sow ­ without anxiety.

Study ­ while perfecting.

Walk ­ with everyone.

Advance ­ offering help.

Act ­ for the general good.

Correct ­ with kindness.

Forgive ­ continuously.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Christian Agenda. By the Spirit André Luiz. Great Britain: Allan Kardec Publishing Ltd, 1998. Chapter 1.