To Whom Should We Appeal?!

Source: A Goodwill reflection taken from the book “Jesus, a Dor e a origem de Sua Autoridade” [Jesus, the Pain and Origin of His Authority], November 2014.

Given the biblical announcement of the Armageddon (Apocalypse 16:16)—the total and final war in which no nation will be neutral—and the Great Tribulation—as never was, nor will ever be (The Gospel of Jesus according to Matthew 24:21)—to whom shall we appeal in those terrible days to come, or, better saying, that are already here? The Armageddon, for example, is everywhere. Even on the tables of families, in the poisoned food we eat worldwide.

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Who can we turn to?! To men?! But they and their ideas of unbridled material enjoyment will be thwarted and those who survive will fight in the utmost despair . . .

GOD!

There will only be one solution: God! One definitive protection: God! The survivors will only find one way to escape the collective madness: God! Peoples and nations will have only one leader and teacher to teach them how to uplift their decimated and diseased populations: God! And with Him, Jesus Christ and the Souls of the highest category (the Holy Spirit), who form the Occult Government on Earth, which does not cease to exist if someone—who does not see it—does not believe in it.

An Aesop’s Fable

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There are those who might consider all this to be ridiculous, because they are unable to comprehend the ideas and facts that are beyond the restricted material understanding. In this way, it is much easier to deny what you do not understand or cannot grasp. It is like the fox in Aesop’s fable ((c.) 620-564 BC), which, standing in front of ripe grapes that were above the reach of its acrobatic jumps, accuses them of being green and leaves, frustrated.

“Vulpes et Uva — The fox and the grapes

A fox one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a vine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes seemed ready to burst with juice, and the fox’s mouth watered as he gazed longingly at them.

“The bunch hung from a high branch, and the fox had to jump for it. The first time he jumped he missed it by a long way. So he walked off a short distance and took a running leap at it, only to fall short once more. Again and again he tried, but in vain.

Now he sat down and looked at the grapes in disgust.

 “‘What a fool I am,’ he said. ‘Here I am wearing myself out to get a bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for.’

“And off he walked very, very scornfully.

Tela: Georges Fraipont (1873-1912)

Moral of the story: It’s easier to despise and belittle that which is beyond one’s reach.”

To follow the conformist and cynical attitude of the fox would be a disaster, because, indeed, a lot depends on the intelligence of the leaders.

José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LBV), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”