Divine Creativity

Source: A Reflection of Good will taken from the book “Jesus e a Cidadania do Espírito” [Jesus and the Citizenship of the Spirit], October 2019. | Updated in July 2020.

I usually say that difficulty promotes creativity. We should therefore try to combine the art of innovation, granted by God, with the eternal teachings of the Holy Gospel-Apocalypse of Jesus. It is advisable to analyze and experience the events of life—either personal or collective—at all times in Spirit and Truth, in the light of the New Commandment of the Ecumenical Christ, the Sublime Statesman (The Gospel according to John 13:34 and 35). Then, we will be more capable of finding—through our connection with the Higher Spiritual World and based on the practice of universal values as revealed by the Supreme Administrator of this planet—practical solutions to be transformed into eloquent results, as I require of my competent team at the Good Will Organizations.*

Tela: Mathieu Ignace Van Brée (1773-1839)

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Robert Herbold

It is timely to point out the recommendation by Robert Herbold, who was the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Corporation for eight years: “The problem that affects many creative teams is that they follow many things and pursue many bright ideas. . . . A good number of meetings would turn unique ideas into average ideas. What the groups of people do is they take unique ideas and adapt them to make them totally acceptable to the group as a whole. . . . And that creates mediocrity. Teams exist to improve processes.”

Take note of something I said decades ago: Good management means arriving in advance.

Good Will Organizations — They include the Legion of Good Will (LGW); the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit; the José de Paiva Netto Foundation; the Good Will Foundation; and the Good Will Educational Association.

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.”