Faced by the night, do not censure the darkness.
Learn to disperse it with light.
It is futile to condemn the swamp.
Help it become purified.
On a stony road, do not throw rocks at others.
Transform the stones into useful works.
Avoid condemning the clamor of others.
Teach a profitable lesson with your silence.
When faced by difficult situations, do not adopt uncertainty.
Confront them with a clean conscience.
It is useless to blame the thorn.
Remove it with kindness.
Do not criticize the barren ground.
Instead, fertilize it.
Do not reproach the desert.
Help dig a well under the burning sand.
There is no advantage in disapproving when everyone else disapproves.
Help your brother with a good word.
It is always easy to observe evil and identify it.
However, what Christ expects from us is the discovery and cultivation
of the good so that Divine Love may be glorified.
André Luiz (spirit) / automatic writing by Chico Xavier
Source: Universo Espírita