Momento Espírita
Curitiba, 04 de Junho de 2020
title  |  text   
ícone Always with us

Prepare yourself, Christ will return.

This sentence can be read, in many billboards, by the roads of our country.

The statement raises reflections. In introducing himself to men, Jesus presented himself as the Shepherd, the good Shepherd, the One who knows His sheep. And they, in turn, recognize His voice.

He reported to the mercenary who, when seeing the wolf´s arrival, he flees, saving his own skin, while leaving the herd at the mercy of the beast's claws.

On the other hand, the good Shepherd lays down His life for that of His sheep.

In performing His farewell, at the so-called Last Supper, preparing the Apostles for the sacrifice of His life, He taught: I will not leave you orphans. I will go ahead, prepare the place for you.

At the cross, in full agony, He manifested to Dimas, the good thief, who begged him to be remembered when he entered His kingdom, affirming that in that same day he would be with Him in paradise.

The good Shepherd extended His mercy to the lost sheep, rescuing it, allowing it to begin its process of regeneration there.

When we place ourselves to reflect on these sayings and deeds of Jesus, we conclude that He, Guide and Model, could not have left us aimlessly, at any time.

Therefore, being the Master dead, He did not rise to paradisiacal landscapes, leaving His flock behind.

Three days after the physical death, He presented himself to Magdalene, in the Garden of Olives.

On the way to Emmaus, He accompanied two disciples and explained the meaning of the last events of the Calvary.

And when evening had come, he entered the inn with them, blessing the bread and breaking it, as He always did.

He appeared in the Cenacle, more than once, with closed doors and windows; then, by the lake and, for forty days, he continued to guide, soothing hearts, calming down the longing of those who loved Him.

And He continues to show, periodically, that He is attentive, by our side.

He appeared, in the midday sun, on the road to Damascus, and reminded the Pharisee of Tarsus that it was his commitment to spread the Gospel.

He sought Ananias, the old preacher, in the intimacy of the home and recommended attendance to Saul, the persecutor, who was staying in the boarding on Right Street.

And, in those early days of Christianity, he stood by those who gave themselves to death, for the sake of the truth that He preached.

As soon as they were unraveled from the bonds of the flesh, He received them on the thresholds of Spirituality, embracing them, generous, to the well-deserved rest.

To the old fisherman Peter, on the Appian Way, he reports that he is returning to Rome to be crucified again, since the leaders had left them alone.

This is Jesus, the good Shepherd. Always present. Always with us.

Let us think about it and recognize His voice calling us, again, to the fold, to the bosom of His kingdom of love.

Let us think about this, whenever the pains insist to dwell in our souls or the longing for the loved ones and places intended to tear our hearts apart.

Let us listen to Him, let us follow Him

Spiritism Moment Team.
April 2.2019.

© Copyright - Momento Espírita - 2020 - On line since March 28, 1998