• quarta-feira, 3 de novembro de 2010


    Violence of all kinds takes off the brightness of this century's sociological conquests. It appears in all levels of society, manifesting itself in multiple intensities. The human brutality has been discoloring the path to God.

    We read a newspaper, a magazine; we watch TV and the violence is insistently shown, whether by TV news shows, by documentaries; or in films, or in TV shows of more and more obscure ethical values. We unconsciously assimilate the information and often react violently in our every day lives, when faced by the reverses or annoyances of life. We condemn the violence of the others in our daily lives instead of acting in a peaceful and fraternal way, we are like androids, always reacting in response to whatever motivated our reaction. We are like robots without even noticing it.

    Two thousand years ago Jesus of Nazareth brought humanity a code of behavior that would bring happiness to mankind. That guideline that Jesus left on the Earth is the reassurance of peace, happiness, and social well-being. However, mankind got lost amidst its struggles, its selfishness, its pride, its violence, it ignored such guideline and today it is confronted with itself in an explosive mixture of inner uneasiness and uncontrolled laughter.

    Never has mankind accomplished so many things in science as in the current times, however, never mankind has so slowly threaded on its quest for spiritualization. Those are the contradictions of the contemporary life. That old man, who carries inside himself violent experiences along his several existences sees himself today holding hands with a very intense duality: the ingrained habits from the past, in the previous lives, in which such violence was sowed, harvesting it today in his life, since we are the sum of our past lives.

    Spiritism, demonstrating the immortality of the soul, through facts related to the other world, also indicated that there is a logic for life and that each one harvest whatever s/he sows or has sowed in former times, in the law of the action and reaction, through which each action, either positive or negative, will invariably echo in us, bringing us inner peace or torment. Of course those who study Spiritism and practice its precepts have better tools for life in society, in these afflicted times we live, finding logical and rational concepts for the understanding of life in an evangelical vision of it.

    That being so, the Spiritist postulates are antidotes for violence, for those who know them know that they cannot exempt themselves from their social responsibilities, knowing that their future will be a consequence of their present. Those who know the Spiritism also know that they will have to modify themselves morally, if they want to have more inner harmony.

    Spiritism, in its triple aspect, rescues the Truths that Jesus taught, explaining their reasoning, interpreting them with more logic and giving them a contemporary interpretation, with a focus on the plurality of the existences that are increasingly becoming a reality in the study of the human personality in research centers disconnected from any religious dogmas.

    We need to nurture the compassion and the generosity that are conjugated in the act of giving the things to get to the attitude of spontaneously forgetting for our neighbors. We learn how to pray and meditate because those who do not have the habit of introjecting their thought through meditation do not know themselves, and, in such exercise, we will have the authority to free the stoic inarticulate voices in the cry of those who feel the spiritual happiness, as Paul did: "No longer am I the one who lives, rather Christ lives in me..."

    It is imperative that we practice the Gospel in the many areas of the social field, contributing with the portion of meekness to pacify it, especially because we shall all leave our bodies one day, but the way we behave within the cradle-grave limit is of our free option and we shall reach the inner illumination with the act of desiring, moved by the mediated faith, consonant to what O CONSOLADOR proposes.

    Jorge Hessen



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