Sky Upon Sky

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." Jesus (Matthew, 6:20)

In all the rows of Christians we encounter some that are ambitious for compensation and presume to observe in the above declaration of Jesus, a positive resource for vengeance against those that, because of their work and devotion, received greater possibilities on Earth.

What appears to be confidence in God is a disguised hatred for their fellow men.

Since they are not able to hoard the financial resources before their eyes, they thrust forth critical and rebellious thoughts waiting for the paradise for their desired revenge.

But, it will not be through the surrendering of the body to the laboratory of Nature that the human personality will automatically find the plans of Glittering Beauty.

Definitely, imperishable sanctuaries shine in the sublime spheres, but it is imperative to consider that, in the immediate regions of human activity, we still find immense copies of moth and thieves, in the evolving rows that extend beyond the grave.

When the Master recommended that we store treasures in Heaven, He was suggesting that we expand the values of righteousness in the peace of the heart. The individual that acquires faith and knowledge, virtue and illumination in the divine innermost recesses of the conscience, is in possession of the celestial path. He, who applies the redeeming principles that he embraces, finishes by conquering that precious card; and he who works daily in the practice of righteousness, automatically lives accumulating riches in the Peaks of Life.

Let no one be fooled in this sense.

Far, far away from Earth, the Lord radiates His blessings from the Celestial Heights; however, it is necessary to possess light in order to perceive them.

It is the Law that the Divine Will be identified with that which is Divine; but no one will be able to contemplate the Heavens if he shelters a hell in his heart.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 156.