FOR DIALOGUE WE NEED TO REDISCOVER OUR OWN IDENTITY
By: Jesús Morán, “Dialogue - Some anthropologists and cultural aspects”; Amman, August 2013
In the light of the secular tradition and culture of humanity (despite its failures) what could be the strong points of a culture of dialogue, which we can to live by in everyday life?
- First. Dialogue is inscribed in human nature. A person becomes more of a human being through dialogue.
- In dialogue each person is completed by the gift of the other. We need one another so as to be ourselves. In dialogue I give to the other my being different, my diversity.
- Every dialogue is always a personal encounter. Hence, it is not a matter of words or ideas, but it’s a matter of giving of ourselves.
- Dialogue requires silence and a listening ear. In the message for the 46th Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI says: «Silence is an integral element of communication; in its absence, words rich in content cannot exist. In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves; ideas come to birth and acquire depth; we understand with greater clarity what it is we want to say and what we expect from others; and we choose how to express ourselves.»