Centro Espírita Dr. Adolfo Bezerra de Menezes

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New year, new ways

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 Many years ago, when I was a boy, I heard all end of year , of a friend, the same litany: "Next year I will change, I'll stop being stingy and miserly, because I work late into the night and not enjoy what gain and only think of saving, save ..."

Entered year, left year and he continued in the same way and today ... still the same.

Certainly, will carry to the grave this habit of living for money, just for the money.

That rulers have more light in their hearts and to mirror the Master Jesus, who commanded His disciples with dignity.

That's right, my friends, let the rulers of all ages, from all sectors, have Jesus in their hearts and make decisions based on his teachings.

That may sound empty to my friends because we know that the vast majority of managers and leaders are mere robots guided by a legal entity and by shareholders or voters requiring compliance goals without looking at the human being, which is in this case an appendix of machines, as claimed Taylor's critics, in the early twentieth century.

The world is suffering the greatest revolution of all time, with the release of all customs, debauchery good of the people, the revolt of which should be peaceful, the collapse of which should be the employees of the Lord in the transformation of the Earth diverted from their paths by drugs, by violence, banditry.

Chico Xavier claimed in the mid-twentieth century, that Jesus would allow all spirits living on this planet have the opportunity to reincarnate to achieve certain evolution and permitted to tarry for Earth transformation of the occasion Regeneration planet when only spirits good here reincarnate.

If we look around we see that morality, competence, honesty, integrity, are practices that are disappearing, giving way to fight for power, influence, by greed.

In Brazil, we see corruption take care of all places, with characters that are unlikely to be punished for acts committed against the public purse. You wait and see ...

Meanwhile, the people are still alienated, reminding cattle being led to the slaughter. Sleeps up in miserable condition without showing any evidence that you want to leave this humiliating condition.

The people consists of spirits in evolution. The individual who is part of the people's spirit in building their future. Forget you're on Earth to evolve, and to achieve this status have to move and Hand mass. As the song "Playing in front" of Renato Teixeira and Almir Sater:

... I think comply life

Is simply

Comprehend the march

And go playing on.

Each of us makes up his story

Each being itself

Carries the gift of being able

And be happy.

But we can not forget those who, hand in hand with Jesus, still preaching the Good News to every heart, deploying a new concept of life on this planet so suffered. They are the unsung heroes that fight darkness without ceasing.

In the world, still disagreements and internal conflicts in countries still suffer civil wars. Death round the footsteps of those who seek only stay alive. News realize daily deaths in suicide bombings, attacks on unarmed minorities, clashes between armies and militias, government forces and outlaws.

Earlier this year, an attack in France against the magazine "Charlie Hebdo", left twelve dead. Four more hostages and police were killed at the time. Everything indicates that it was for revenge against charges that the magazine published attacking religions around the world. To mock the Prophet Muhammad, poked the hornet's nest with a short stick.

Through the Internet we could see some cartoons published in the journal where ironically Christianity and Islam.

For us, see the cartoons meant nothing, because our spiritual knowledge is far above such nonsense that some cartoonists do. Are caricatures worthless and not affecting in any way, our way of thinking. I believe that to happen to all those who are already above such mundane things.

This week, the executive editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet, responded to criticism of a professor at the University of Southern California, who had asked the newspaper for not having reproduced the cartoons of "Charlie Hebdo":

"We have a pattern for a long time and it works: There is a border between gratuitous insult and satire. Most cartoons was gratuitous insult ".

For us also the cartoons were just gratuitous insults.

The best at any time of life, is to follow the teaching of Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life:

- "What offended, however, to one of these little ones which believe in me, better for him that were hanged about his neck a millstone were hanged about in, and cast into the sea floor. Woe unto the world because of offenses. Why is it necessary to succeed scandals, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes. But if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut it off and throw it out of you. Best is you enter life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet to be cast into hell fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it out of you. Best you to enter into life with one eye, than having two to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that ye despise one of these little ones; for I say unto you that their angels in heaven continually are seeing the face of my Father who is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which had perished). (Matthew XVIII: 6-11).


Luiz Marini - 01/15/12

Translation by Luana Sachet

 

Thoughts

“True peace isn't the absence of war, but the presence of God.” (Gereformeerd Weekblad)