PPT prepared by: Sergito Souza Cavalcânti and VAL RUAS Translated by: Eliane Kostek and Jussara Korngold (SAB/SGNY) DIFFICULT RELATIVES
Try to comprehend and forgive the lack of understanding, intolerance and jealousy that the Divine Providence has put under your roof.
Not all of our relatives can be our friends. Salomon already said: "A friend can be closer than a brother can be.”
The blessed law of love and justice, which is reincarnation, allows us to pay off debts with the same adversaries of yesterday, living today with us under the same roof as parents, sons, daughters, brother in law….
At home, besides beautiful souls, we find also old antagonists, that the Divine wisdom put in our path as a way to reconcile and rescue.
In front of the difficult relative is necessary to exercise comprehension, patience and forgiveness. Jesus said "Go and reconcile as soon as possible with your adversaries while they are on your way."
Take the opportunity to walk together, because in the long journey you may find the adequate and right moment for this reconciliation.
Emmanuel tells us : “Any antipathy, apparently even the just ones, should die to give way to affection”. Forgive always, because while incarnates we only see one side of the coin of our existence.
The other side will only be revealed when we are in the spiritual world. For that, sometimes we think of ourselves as victims when in reality we are the cruel ones.
Do not forget that you do not have the relatives that you dream about but the ones that you deserve. We are placed in the right family, besides the ones that are best to aid us in our evolution.
Make the effort to love them, having towards them the feeling of forgiveness, tolerance, resignation and patience.
Lord, make our home a nest of Your love. Let there be no bitterness, because You bless us. Let there be no selfishness, because You animates us. Let there be no resentment, because You forgive us. Let there be no abandonment, for You are with us. Let us learn to walk towards You in our daily lives. Lord, let each morning be the beginning of another day we deliver ourselves to You. Let every night finds us even more united in love. Lord make our lives, that You put together, pages filled with Your light. Lord, do for our children what You aspire. Help us to educate and to guide them through Your ways. Let us strive for mutual consolation. Let us make from love a motive to love You even more. Let us give our best to be happy at home. That at the dawn of the grand day we will meet you, grant us to be forever united to You. So be it!