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"C'è un solo modo di vedere le cose finché qualcuno non ci mostra come guardare con altri occhi" – "There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes" (Picasso) – "人观察事物的方式只有一种,除非有人让我们学会怎样以不同的眼光看世界" (毕加索)

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Papa Francesco pellegrino di pace in Egitto 

Pope of peace in Egypt of peace”. E’ il motto scelto per il viaggio che inizia di Papa Francesco in Egitto. Papa Francesco sta per atterrare all’aeroporto internazionale de Il Cairo. E’  il suo diciottesimo viaggio internazionale dove il dialogo interreligioso, e la pace saranno i temi portanti.Dopo la visita di cortesia al presidente della Repubblica, Abdal Fattah Al-Sisi, andrà ad Al-Azhar, la maggiore università dell’Islam sunnita, e incontrera’ il grande imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, partecipando alla Conferenza internazionale sulla Pace dove terra’ un attesissimo discorso. Subito dopo il Santo Padre incontrera’ le autorità egiziane, e poi fara’ visita al Patriarcato copto-ortodosso incontrando il patriarca Tawadros II. Con il patriarca il Papa preghera’ nella vicina chiesa di San Pietro, luogo del recente attentato rivendicato dall’Isis.

Colpisce di questo viaggio,l’attesa gioiosa e piena di speranza che si registra in tutti gli ambiti religiosi e civili egiziani. Dai mussulmani ai copti ortodossi e cattolici, fino agli apparati governativi e alla gente comune, Papa Francesco e’ riconosciuto come uomo di pace e grande autorità morale e spirituale.

Accompagnamolo  con la nostra preghiera .

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Resurrection is the Good News of Jesus

We believe that the God, who created the universe and has given beauty to the flowers and gave the stars to heaven and the sky to the stars  and who gave life to us , preserves this life with Him for always. The Liturgy says: “To your faithful Lord life is changed not ended.” Jesus Christ is the one in whom the mystery of dying and living has been accomplished. Resurrection is the Good News of Jesus Christ.

But we must live and enjoy every day this Good News, as a daily bread, and this because Jesus did so and this recommended us. When He gave sight to the blind, this was already resurrection, when he gave bread to the hungry, this was already resurrection. When in front of Pilate he said “You would have no power over me unless it were given to you from above” he broke the chains of the Roman empire and of every empire, and  this was already resurrection. Jesus, before ever living the Father’s gift of life, has freed a lot of people from daily deaths.

If we want to be Christians we have to thank the philosophy reflecting on the mystery of life and the science that tries to make life and death more dignified, but we can not resign ourselves to accept any sepulcher.

We believe that death is not a natural event, but the event of a nature corrupted by the mystery of evil and sin; We believe that joy, happiness, and life are a natural event. We are made for life and this is our nature. When we say that Jesus Christ is “true man” this means not only the great gift of the Incarnation on Christmas night, but also how a man as to be:  a “true man”, the man as God had thought when He created him, immortal.

In the mystery of our Redemption we have the blood and the tears: the Blood of the Son and the Mother’s tears. Think what extraordinary thing: a place, the Calvary, at the foot of the Cross, where blood and tears meet.

Jesus, on Naim’s road, stood in front of the unique son’s coffin for the tears of that poor Mother. The weeping of Martha and Mary weaves him to tear before than do the miracle. Every time a mother weeps, everywhere someone cries for love, there are the blood and tears of Jesus and Mary.

The Risen Lord did not stop crying but invites us to go further: “Woman why are you weepingWho are you looking for?” (Jn 20,15) Each of us has to discover the faith that is in that question: “who seek?”. This is explained  so many times in Writing. We must never stop looking for; we have to seek together and not between the dead but among the living as the Risen Lord teaches us.

Jesus Christ came to restore life forever, in the wait of meting Him one day: “I have come so that they may have live and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10)

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Our task in history: to announce the primacy of love

In the passage of the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 14: 21-27) Saint Paul establishes and organizes communities; I am the Body of Christ in the world. Names of people and geographic locations are involved when The Gospel becomes history. It is the logic of the Incarnation that enters into the concrete life of everybody.

In the text of the Apocalypse (Ap 21: 1-5), we see the Holy City descending from above, a city where all old things have passed and only love remains forever. We and our communities live challenged between these two absolute polarities: Christ the Lord with His Word and His gestures and the expectation of His return to Glory, when we will live together in the Holy City. Our task in history is to announce the primacy of love, is to become yeast and light in the story so often terribly dark. Our faith makes us – as Scripture says – “capable of enduring many difficulties”.

Easter is not an historic alternative, but it is the pulsating heart of our day, it is the concrete and living sense immersed in the heart of time and space. We ask for the intercession of Saint John the Apostle and the Evangelist, “the disciple loved  by Jesus”, to love more and better and to be masters in humanity as Paul VI remembers and to recognize us as disciples loved by the revealing Christ of our Father in heaven.

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Resurrection has no masters but witnesses

In the Gospel the Sadducees (who resolutely denied resurrection from the dead) attempted to divide Jesus from the people, fearing a Roman repression. The Sadducees were a spiritual stream of Late Judaism and together with the Pharisees formed the ruling class of Israel. They were cultured, coming from priestly families, aristocrats, and by their ranks were the chief priests who represented all Israel in front of the Roman occupation.

The Good News of Resurrection divides; even Saint Paul in Athens’ Areopagus will experience this division: “We would like to hear you talk about this another time.” (Acts 17, 32). We must not create divisions; all creatures are daughters of the resurrection. We who have received baptism have the task of announcing this Word of Hope. We must proclaim it, spread it but without the hardness of those who feel master of truth, because the truth of the resurrection has no masters, but only witnesses.

The book of Maccabees tells, while they were fighting Antioco IV Epiphans, they witnessed their faith by offering their life for the love of the people. How many men and women did the same in history. Let us remember the Blessed Bishop Romero a few days before being killed said: “I will resuscitate with my people of Salvador who will rise again”

Resurrection is strongly connected with justice says the Scriptures and should bring all the usurpers down and instead we see that many are still in their place; this means that our faith is somewhere corrupted, alienated, thinking to heaven but no longer making choices that allows the liberation of the oppressed on earth. The Word has “released us from corrupt and wicked men”,  says Saint Paul.

Why are you looking for the dead who is alive? These words of the evangelist Luke maintain intact their beauty. The God of Jesus Christ is the one who is alive;  this is His name. If He is alive, He calls me, He looks for me,  He asks for works of righteousness, of liberation and charity. In the  waiting of being able to meet Him in the Glory of the resurrection.