Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

Tag: la repubblica

Ventennio

Oggi su la Repubblica cartacea vi consiglio di leggere un articolo attuale, eppure di grandi orizzonti storici. Mi è difficile individuare il tema, ma direi che si tratta di noi italiani e della nostra democrazia. Qui lo trovate in pdf.

Grace is the amount of light in our souls

Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us. Sometimes after a meeting I want to arrange another one because new ideas are born and I discover new needs. This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. […] The mystic manages to strip himself of action, of facts, objectives and even the pastoral mission and rises until he reaches communion with the Beatitudes. Brief moments but which fill an entire life.

I am, as I said already many times, a convinced anti-clericalist, and an agnostic. From this privileged position I can say that I am struck by the figure of Pope Francis. Every time he speaks, I listen very carefully. This, translated in English, is his recent interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of La Repubblica and a remarkable left-wing non-believer.

The lines I quoted above are the ones which impressed me the most when I got my hands on the newspaper. They made me think of many conversations I had with Thomas, Iris, Manuel, Mindo, Stefano, Fabio, and the other friends who are the dearest to me.

L’esperto risponde

Marco is the brother I never had, my cousin, and my godfather too. It is very nice to watch him from his office in ehmm ehmm Birmingham commenting on the impact and the consequences of Anonymous for the Italian newspaper la Repubblica.