A recipe from a young person for other young people

Arquivo BV

Alziro Zarur 

In 1961 I wrote a document* to the Brazilian Youth. By that time I already exercised the important role of private secretary to the late Founder of the LGW, Alziro Zarur (1914-1979). On that opportunity, I was only 19 years old and invited the Brazilian Youth to close ranks around the great Ideal of Good Will in favor of a better Brazil and a happier Humanity. At the request of my editors I offer you the above-mentioned message that, according to suggestions made to me, was named “A recipe from a young person for other young people”:

Knowledgeable youth of Brazil: You who struggle for the well-being of the Brazilian people, why do you deceive yourselves? Only Jesus’ New Commandment will bring social balance to our Homeland!

Gabriel Estevão

Young people of Good Will: Brazil was once a colony; then a vice-kingdom; after that a kingdom united with Portugal and Algarves; then came the Empire; the Republic; an ascending stairway built by those who saw in these changes a solution to the problems that oppress people. Most died disappointed. Why? Because no one remembered that only Jesus’ Love can make the changes needed for progress.

Students of Brazil: Wake up to the Master! We are not inviting you to follow a static, incomprehensible, absent Jesus! No! Jesus of the New Commandment—“Love one another as I have loved you”—is Jesus reforming for the better, Jesus anti-misery, Jesus in compliance with the Laws that protect the humble.

He awaits you with the tools of progress in the Religion of God!

Tela: Carl Bloch (1834-1890)

Youth of Good Will who seek social balance, think along with me: in the world scenario, each nation, each continent has its function on the planet, as the Spiritually Initiated well know:

Asia: metaphysical function;
Europe: rational function;
Russia: revolutionary function;
United States: economic function;
Our Brazil: cosmic-pacifying function.

And how to transmit such Peace? It will not happen through armed peace, but with the exercise of Jesus’ New Commandment, revealed by the Religion of God.

* Published in Gazeta de Notícias, from Rio de Janeiro, on October 15, 1961 (Sunday).

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.”