For This Reason

"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." (I Peter, 3:9)

The line of the complainers has always been numerous in all tasks of goodness.

In the evangelical apostolate we equally observe this general rule.

Many students, obedient to the pernicious habit, prefer the path of strife or of scandalous dissent. However, some additional reasoning might awaken the community of the students for greater comprehension.

Would Jesus invite us to sterile conflicts only to repeat scenes of individual whims or of a tyrannical force? If such were the case, the Ministry of the Kingdom would be entrusted to the obstinate, to the debaters or to the giants of physical energy.

It would be senseless for the server of the Glad Tidings to be involved in laments that have no reason for being.

Bitterness, persecution, slander, brutality, lack of understanding, are ancient factors that torment the souls on Earth. In order to contribute to their extinction, is the reason that the Father called us to the task. Do not foster them by paying too much attention to them.

The Christian is the live point of resistance to evil, wherever it may be.

Think about this and seek to comprehend the significance of the verb "to withstand."

Do not forget your obligation to serve with Jesus.

It is for this purpose that we were called.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 118.