In What Manner?

"What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit." Paul (I Corinthians, 4:21)

Sometimes the Apostle of the Gentiles, full of sublime inspirations, presented to his companions interrogating questions, almost cruel if solely considered in the literal sense, but carrying admirable reality when seen through the immortal light.

In all the Christian homes, vibrations of love and peace radiate. Jesus never left His followers forgotten though they be far apart from the path of the interpretations.

Self-sacrificing emissaries of celestial devotion spread sanctifying assistance throughout all the epochs of mankind. History demonstrates this as an irrefutable fact.

No century has ever lacked legitimate missionaries of righteousness.

Promises and revelations from the Lord reach many ports of knowledge in a thousand ways.

The students that join the evangelical ranks, therefore, cannot allege ignorance of the objectives in order to hide their personal failings. Each one, in his own place has received the program of service that he is obliged to execute daily. If they flee from their task and escape the testimony, they will owe said anomaly to their own inactive will.

Because of this, it is possible that the moment will arise in which the lazy pleading student will be able to hear the Master without the use of intermediaries, exclaiming in a similar manner:

"What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit."

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 152.