What then shall we do, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, a teaching, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything is done for edification.– Paul (1 Cor. 14:26)
The church at Corinth was struggling with a number of pressing concerns when Paul wrote the above remark.
The contents of his letter dealt with several spiritual problems facing the Peloponnesian brethren; however, we can isolate this particular verse and apply it to certain situations experienced by new Christian groups formed within the environs of Spiritism’s revival of the Gospel.
We very often see intense concern on the part of Spiritist workers for new examples of phenomenology and revelation.
Some groups tend to stop their activities altogether when there are no experienced mediums available.
No medium can ultimately resolve the fundamental problem of his or her fellow Spiritists’ illumination.
Our spiritual task would be absurd if it were circumscribed to the mechanical attendance of a large number of people at any Center simply to emphasize the efforts of only a few.
Disciples must understand that work and accomplishment belong to everyone and that each person must be busy with his or her own spiritually constructive service. No one should complain about a lack of new information when voluminous concessions from the higher realms are awaiting the firm commitment of the willing student who seeks to understand life and to grow spiritually.
When you gather together, remember the doctrine and the revelation, the power to speak and to interpret that you already possess, and get to work for the good and the light in the indispensable pursuit of self-improvement.
Taken from the Book “Our Daily Bread” By Francisco Candido Xavier/Emmanuel