Always Ponder

"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others." Paul (II Timothy, 2:2)

The disciples of the Gospel, in Christian Spiritism, often display uncontrollable enthusiasm, anxious to extend and express a renewed, contagious and ardent faith. Notwithstanding, such a mental activity requires extreme caution, not only because astonishment and admiration do not signify an interior evolvement, but also, because it is indispensable to understand the spiritual qualities of the terrain to which the power of knowledge is to be transmitted.

Naturally, we are not referring to the actual dissemination of the revealing truth, nor to the manifestation of fraternal kindness, that is implied through our natural obligations in our righteous actions. We emphasize the necessity of each brother to watch over the patrimony of spiritual gifts received from the superior plane, so that the celestial values are not relegated to evil or to ignorance.

Let us disburse the light of love to our companions on the journey; however, let us defend our intimate sanctuary against the thrusts of ignorance.

Let us remember that the Master Himself reserved different teachings for the popular masses and for the small community of students. He did not include all the disciples in the transfiguration of the Tabor, and in the Last Supper He waited for the absence of Judas, in order to comment on the anguish that was to follow.

It is important to place attention on those attitudes of the Christ, bearing in mind that not everything is destined for all. The noble spirits that communicate on Earth always adopt a selective criterion seeking out the honorable and faithful individuals that are suited to teach others. If they, who are already able to identify problems with an illuminated vision, act prudently in that regard, how much more vigilant should be the pupil who only sees with his physical eyes? Let us work for the benefit of all, extending fraternal arms, but understanding that each person has his own step in the infinite scale of life.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 87.