Better to Suffer in Righteousness

"It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil." (I Peter, 3:17)

In order to economize financial resources that he will be compelled to abandon precipitously, the human being sometimes acquires deplorable illnesses that corrode the centers of force, causing undesirable death.

By purchasing short-lived sensations for his physical body, he commonly acquires dangerous infirmities, which accompany the vehicle in which he moves about, until his last days on Earth.

By getting extremely upset over insignificant lessons on the path, he poisons vital organs, thereby creating a fatal imbalance in his physical life.

By stuffing the stomach on certain occasions, a vicious vice is established affecting important organs of the physiological instrument, thus, impeding the perfect function of the carnal vessel for the simple pleasure of gluttony.

Why fear facing the obstacles of a clear path of love and wisdom if the dark road of hatred and ignorance remains replete with vengeful and disturbing forces?

How can we be afraid of fatigue and exhaustion, complications and incomprehension, conflicts and disappointments, which are the consequence of the blessed battle for the supreme victory of righteousness, when the combat for the provisional triumph of evil conduces the combatants to tributes of afflictions and sufferings?

Let us utilize our best possibilities in service to Jesus Christ by pledging our lives to Him.

The criminal weapon that breaks and the repugnant measures utilized always provoke curse and darkness; but, for the exhausted worker in his duty, and for the lamp that is extinguished in the illuminating service, a different destiny is reserved.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 64.