"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed." Paul (II Timothy, 2:15)
Since time immemorial, individuals have been idealizing a thousand ways in which to present themselves before God and His messengers.
Many people worry throughout an entire existence on how to ready their clothes for the celestial concert, while numerous believers take careful notes about the bitter trials on Earth, for the purpose of unthreading an immense rosary of complaints before the Father, in order to stand out in the future world.
The majority of devotees desire to initiate the trip, beyond the death, with saintly titles; however, there is no realistic way to reflect our true position than the one we find ourselves in, as workers.
The world is a department of the Divine Home.
Professorships and the hoe do not constitute elements of embarrassing divisions, but rather, hierarchical steps for different cooperators.
The edifying path unfolds for everyone.
Here caves are opened up in the productive soil, over there they browse through books for the road of the intelligence, but the spirit is the living foundation of the manifested service.
The workers are classified in different positions, but the field is only one.
Realistically speaking, then, let no one be concerned with titles and awards, because the work is complex in all the sectors of dignifying activity and the result is always the fruit of a well lived cooperation. This is the reason why we conclude with Paul that the greatest victory of the disciple will be on the day that he presents himself to the Lord as an approved worker.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 145.