We Are All One

Source: A Good Will reflection taken from the January 14, 2014 edition of the "Jornal de Brasília" newspaper.

In the Field of Good Will, we cultivate the divine part that exists in all individuals, waiting to be awakened to become effective in writing the script of their own evolution. Therefore, we preach the Ecumenism of Fraternal Feelings, which transcends everything, of those who yearn to unite in building a happy future.

One day Science will expound what universalist mystics already perceive: “We are one.” Yes, we are all one!

Let us be one in order to ensure the survival of this mistreated planet. Let us be one so the water does not become hopelessly polluted. Let us be one so that, together, we can, by scientific means, find the cure for diseases believed to have been eradicated, but which are reappearing, and for the new ones that manifest themselves, driving many people to despair and making entire populations suffer. Let us be one, since we must understand that—even when we are moderately intelligent and however humble and simple we may be—we have only one dwelling: Earth.

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Let us also be one so that the animals of the ocean—as described in the Second Plague of the Apocalypse of Jesus 16: 3—do not become extinct: “The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing in the sea died. . . .”


Let us, in a joint effort, keep alive the hope that we can still save our planet.


The Gospel of Jesus according to Matthew 26:41 clearly recommends that we “pray and watch,” in other words, trust God and earnestly work to make things truly better.

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.”