Follow the Truth

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ." Paul (Ephesians, 4:15)

Because truth is relative, numerous thinkers take the road of absolute negativism, converting materialism into a zone of extreme intellectual disorder.

How can we interpret the truth if it appears to be so obscure to the ordinary methods of appreciation?

Boasting over superiority, the officious scientist assures that which is real does not go beyond the organized forms, just as the fanatic, who admits the divine revelation only in the circle of dogmas that he embraces.

Paul, however, offers a rewarding indication to those who wish to penetrate the dominion of the highest knowledge.

It is essential to follow the truth in charity, without intending to incarcerate it in the prison of restricted definition.

Let us convert into love the noble teachings we have received. Truth summed up with charity presents spiritual progress as a result of effort. Without taking care of this prerequisite, we will be surprised by vigorous obstacles on the path of sublimation. We are required to grow in every way that experience offers us of usefulness and beauty for the eternity with Jesus Christ; however, we will not achieve its realization, without transforming daily, the small parcel of truth that we possess into love for our fellow man.

Comprehension seeks reality, in the same manner as reality seeks comprehension.

Therefore, let us be genuine, but above all, let us be righteous.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 146.