"Endure hardship as discipline: God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? Paul (Hebrews, 12:7)
Blessed be the spirit that comprehends the correction by the Father and accepts it graciously.
However, few individuals reach this acceptance and understanding.
At times, the generous reprimand, from on High, symbolizing a dedicated love, reaches man's campsite translating sacred and silent warnings. Nevertheless, in the majority of cases, the incarnate mind repels the saving jab and submerges into a rebellious night, thereby eliminating valuable possibilities and qualifying as misfortune the unbearable renovating influence destined to clear up the sad dark road.
Many people facing the regenerating phenomena seek out the spectacular flight from this difficult situation and give in to a lifeless, slow suicide, abandoning and becoming indifferent to his destiny.
He, who conducts himself in such a way, cannot be treated as a son, since he isolated himself and fled from Divine Providence and created a compact wall of shadow between his own heart and the Paternal Blessings.
Those who understand the corrections from the All Merciful, readjust themselves in a new and promising circle of life.
Once the intimate tempest is overcome, they re-evaluate the importance of learning, serving and constructing and, based on the bitter experiences of yesterday, apply the gratitude of the superior life, looking ahead to tomorrow.
Do not forget that evil cannot offer anyone a rectification. When the correction from the Father reaches you on the path, accept it humbly, fully convinced that it constitutes a true message from Heaven.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 88.