sabato 7 dicembre 2013

This is the great attraction

We are the “Youth for a United World (Y4UW) Movement” founded by Chiara Lubich in 1985 (born in Trent on 22nd January, 1920 – and died in Rocca di Papa 14th March, 2008). The Y4UW Movement is part of the wide ranging Focolare Movement.

70 years have passed since 7th December 1943, when Chiara Lubich said her “YES” to God and triggered this new reality, at first within the Catholic Church, and later on spread to all humanity.
We cherish our deepest gratitude towards her and we wish to remember her through one of her meditations: “THE ATTRACTION OF MODERN TIMES

This is the great attraction
of modern times;
to penetrate to the highest contemplation
while mingling with everyone,
one person alongside others.

I would say even more:
to lose oneself in the crowd
in order to fill it with the divine,
like a piece of bread
dipped in wine.

I would say even more:
made sharers of God’s plans
for humanity,
to embroider patterns of light on the crowd,
and at the same time to share with our neighbour
shame, hunger, troubles, brief joys.

Because the attraction
of our times, as of all times,
is the highest conceivable expression
of the human and the divine,
Jesus and Mary:
the Word of God, a carpenter’s son;
the Seat of Wisdom, a mother at home."

Chiara Lubich (Meditations)

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