"As a result, people were transporting the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by." (Acts, 5:15)
The conqueror of bloody glories spreads terror and wreckage wherever he goes.
The astute politician sows seeds of distrust and doubts.
The unfair judge awakens destructive fears.
The rebel spreads clouds of subtle poison.
The blasphemer injects evil dispositions in the listeners, provoking pernicious chatter.
The slanderer extends threads of darkness on their paths.
The lazy person dulls the energies of those he encounters, injecting deadening energies in them.
The liar causes disturbances and insecurity along his own steps.
The joker inspires and encourages hilarious tales, simply by his presence.
All of us through our thoughts, words, and actions, create a distinct atmosphere that identifies us in the eyes of others.
Simon Peter's shadow, who had accepted the Christ and consecrated himself to Him, was sought after by the sufferers and the sick that found in it a special hope and relief, comfort and happiness.
Examine the topics and the attitudes that your presence awakens in people. With careful observation you will discover the quality of your shadow, and if you are interest in acquiring the illuminative values with Jesus, it will be easy for you to find your deficiencies and to correct them.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 172.