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.


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.