"Immediately the boy's father exclaimed: I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief." (Mark, 9:24)
That individual that approached Jesus from the multitude, holding his sick son in his arms, constitutes the common spiritual expression of humanity on Earth.
The religious circles comment excessively on their faith in God; however, during stormy moments, there are few devotees that maintain this firm confidence.
The masses reveal themselves to be very attentive to the ceremonies of the exterior worship, participating in the illusive evolvement of their faith; but, when confronted with scandalous difficulties, almost everyone slips on the cliff of reciprocal accusations.
If a missionary fails, the abandonment is verified. The community of believers keeps their eyes on the fallible men being blind to the ultimate goal or indifferent to the establishments. In a movement of such spiritual insecurity without the paradoxes, human beings believe and disbelieve, having confidence one day and lacking it the next.
We are still confronted by a regiment of infantile confused spirits, who have only commenced to conceive the notions of responsibility.
Happy are those who alike the needy father, get close to the Christ, confessing their precarious intimate position. Thereby, affirming their faith verbally, they will at the same time plead for assistance for their lack of faith, tearfully attesting to their own miserable position.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 123.