In Search of Balance


Now, more than ever, the existence of the Divine Solidary Love has become indispensable, because only it is capable of dispelling from the Earth the darkness of crime, poverty, and pain when understood and carried out in all its compassionate, fair and, therefore, effective power, not only in terms of Religion, but also through Politics, Science, Economics, Arts, Sports and by means of international relationships, from the simplest worker to the public man.


Don Bosco 

In fact, human beings, whether they know it or not, instinctively seek  balance, which can only come from the exercise of Fraternity that, as Don Bosco (1815-1888) lamented, is the great forgotten aspect of the trilogy of the French Revolution (Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité), so much so that its position is at the end of the reformist motto, when it should be in the forefront. That is why things happened the way they did, with so many people being guillotined. . . .

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Victor Hugo

There was every reason then for the noted writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) to declare: "Without Fraternity there can be no Peace."

Peace Can Only Be Built With Tolerance

Dr. Bezerra de Menezes

The inspired French poet is absolutely correct. Therefore, let us not abandon the practical measures for building this new, fraternal society, for, as the Spirit Dr. Bezerra de Menezes (1831-1900) reveals, through the psychography of Chico Periotto: “Peace, the long desired Peace, is the dream of all of us in the Spiritual World and on Earth. Peace can only be built with tolerance. It is impossible to believe that the path of war, hatred, and violence can generate true Peace. But the world goes down unexpected paths. Thus, it is really important to follow the path of Ecumenism and fraternization between countries."

José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), 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.”