Believe and Follow

"As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world." Jesus (John, 17:18)

My friend, if you embraced the Christian Spiritist task, in the name of the sublime faith, thirsting for a superior life, bear in mind that the Master sent you a renewed heart to the vast field of the world, in order to serve Him.

You will not only teach the righteous path. Your actions will be in accordance with the elevated principles that you preach.

You will dictate noble directives to others; but you will proceed within them, as well.

You will proclaim the necessity for good humor, as well as proceed on the path spreading happiness and blessings, even when you are misunderstood by all.

You will not be content in distributing coins and immediate benefits. You will always donate something of your own to whomsoever is in need.

It will not be enough to be forgiving. You will understand the offender, assisting in his transformation.

You shall not be critical. You will encounter unexpected resources to be useful.

You will not be demanding. You will take advantage of time in order to materialize the good thoughts that are directed to you.

You will not argue uselessly. You will find the path of service to others anywhere.

You will not simply combat evil with words. You will obtain goodness, planting it in everyone.

You will not condemn. You will discover the light of love in order to have it shine within your heart, until the sacrifice.

Pray and be vigilant.

Love and wait.

Serve and renounce.

If you are not disposed to take advantage of the lesson of the Divine Master, molding your very own life to His teachings, your faith will have been in vain.


XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 180.