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Year 7 - N° 346 – January 19, 2014
Francine Prado / francine.cassia@hotmail.com


Child’s spirit education
and its importance

Main subject from the interview of Martha Rios Guimarães, which is one of the highlights of this edition, the spiritual education of child and youth has been examined by leading spirits scholars, embodied and disembodied.

Among the texts published on the subject, there are two which stand out - one from Allan Kardec, published in February 1864 the Spirit Magazine, entitled "First Moral Lessons for Childhood", and the other from Emmanuel, the constant of the cap XXXV of the work that bears his name, psychographed in 1938 by medium Chico Xavier.

It seems that in the midst spirits nobody has doubts about the importance of childhood’s education performed at home and supplemented at the spiritist institution. What it can be observed, with regard to the subject, is a kind of accommodation or indifference that causes both at home and in the Spiritual Center, the task is relegated to second place or even neglected.

The modern parents, spiritists or not, tend to adopt a strange and paradoxical procedure. Take their children to swimming, to ballet, to judo, the English class, the music academy, paid services and above the financial means of many parents, but they do not take them to childhood school education which the Spiritual Center and churches in general offer for free.

And likewise they do not lead to the spiritist house, they also forget that the home is the first school and within it, beyond education by example, the practice of Gospel at home is an important element, which many ignore by complete.

In addition, there are spiritists parents who want it but they do not find acceptability by their children involved with other subjects and interests.

Once, a lady asked to one well-known speaker to convince her young daughters to attend the Gospel at home that she and her husband remained at home, the couple performed the task alone and that there was no way to make them participate.

The speaker asked the youth why they did not participate. They said the reason was time: Sunday, 9 am, it was not a good time. At that time they would rather be in the city club with their friends. The speaker suggested so to do the meeting earlier: at 8, at 7, at 6 o’clock... The youth replied: "There's too early and we're still asleep." "How about then in the afternoon or evening?" And them: "It can’t be, because we already have committed these times."

It can be seen by the example above, what it is missing in many cases, is goodwill, understanding the importance of the task, aware that in life we can not only take care of the body - that is perishable and transitory - ignoring the needs of the soul - which is immortal and permanent.

In the text of Emmanuel reported, the spiritual benefactor says: "All social reforms needed in your times of spiritual indecision, must be carried out on the basis of the Gospel. How? - Be able to object to us. For education, we will reply". (Emmanuel, Chapter XXXV - Evangelical Education.)

Regarding Kardecian thinking, it is always good to remember what Allan Kardec wrote about teaching brought to Earth by Jesus.

Here it is: 

“It can be divided into five materials parts contained in the Gospels: the ordinary acts of life of Christ, the miracles, the predictions; the words that have been taken by the Church to ground its dogmas, and moral education. The first four have been the subject of controversy, the last, however, has kept up constantly unchallenged. Given this divine code, unbelief itself bows. It is the land where all faiths can get together, banner under which they can all put up, whatever their beliefs, because it has never constituted matters of religious disputes that always and everywhere originated dogmatic issues. Furthermore, if it is discussed, sects would be found their own condemnation, as in most, they cling more to the mystique than to the moral part, requiring reform to each one. For men in particular, that code is a rule of conduct that covers all circumstances of private life and public life, the basic principle of all social relations that are based on the most rigorous justice. And finally, and above all, the infallible roadmap for the coming happiness, a lifting of a tip of the veil that hides the afterlife." (The Gospel According to Spiritism, Introduction, I.) (We highlighted)



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