If You So Desire

If you desire to become in effect a Christian, then:

by losing, you will win in the human battle;

by yielding, you will obtain the resources you need;

by working, you will attain your own happiness;

by forgiving, you will edify those around you;

by liberating, you will conquest others;

by enduring, you will withstand the storm;

by renouncing, you will gain immortal treasures;

by blessing, you will save many;

by suffering, you will receive more light;

by sacrificing yourself, you will find peace;

by hard work, you will purify yourself;

by loving, you will always illuminate.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Christian Agenda. By the Spirit André Luiz. Great Britain: Allan Kardec Publishing Ltd, 1998. Chapter 26.