Manure Pile

"It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear let him hear." Jesus (Luke, 14:35)

As we can deduce it, Jesus paid significant attention to the manure pile.

Soil and fertilizer in this passage are given essential importance. With the first we will achieve the planting, with the second it is possible to make the fertilizer, wherever it is necessary.

A great number of students by imitating the actions of the former Pharisees flee from the first encounter with the "manure zones" of others; meanwhile, this happens because they are unaware of their useful expressions.

The Gospel is full of lessons in that area of illuminating knowledge.

If Joseph of Galilee or Mary of Nazareth symbolized lands full of virtue, the same does not occur to the Apostles who have to revert, at each step, to the fountain of tears arising from the manure piles of remorse and human weaknesses, in order to fertilize the impoverished soil of their hearts. How much fertilizer of this nature did Magdalene and Paul need to accumulate before achieving the glorious position in which they became so outstanding?

Let us transform our miseries into lessons.

Let us identify the manure that our own ignorance piled up because of our own selves and convert them into our intimate earth; and we will have reasonably resolved the problem of our greatest ills.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 121.