The Great Future

"My Kingdom is not of this world." Jesus (John, 18:36)

From the beginnings of Christianity we have observed students deliberately retiring from the activities of this world, alleging that the Kingdom of the Father does not belong to Earth.

They kneel for an undetermined time in the establishments of adoration, and actually believe to find in this flight, the realization of sanctity.

Many cross their arms when facing regenerative services, and when questioned, express resentment for the disagreeable pictures that the terrestrial experience offers them, reporting to the Christ in front of Pilate, when the Master assured that His Kingdom was not, as yet, installed in the circles of human struggle.

However, it is justifiable to consider that the Christ did not disinherit the planet. His word did not support an absolute denial of Celestial happiness for the Earth, but rather, solely defined the existent landscape at that time, not forgetting about the hope in the future.

The Master, clarified: "but for now my Kingdom is not of this world."

This affirmative response reveals His confidence.

Jesus, therefore, cannot endorse the false notion of the discouraged workers, simply because the shadow became darker or denser due to transitory problems, or because human wounds become more painful. Such occurrences are sometimes the result of pure visual illusion.

Divine activity never ceases and particularly, in the area of beneficial struggle where the student will carve his own victory.

It is not logical, therefore, to desert merely for an attitude of contemplation, but rather, to advance confidently toward a great future.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 133.