"That question that I never would have imagined”

The circumstances. Life that is changing. And the discovery of the real challenge: to embrace one's humanity, and not a series of definitions...

I now think back to a meeting, which I attended some time ago, in Maculís, El Salvador, with some friends from the communities of the Central American countries. It was very significant for me. Julián de la Morena (head of CL in Latin America), at a certain point, helped us to develop a truer attitude: in front of different stories, which showed the human diversity that we often live within the experience of the movement, he invited us to intercept the questions that those facts revealed. And I immediately thought: "In front of moments and people like these, I say: "It is You, Lord!"". But I was deeply grateful when he went deeper, and he made me understand that, living these experiences intensely, a question emerges, not a definition: "Who are you?"

Now, as I suddenly find myself having to change my whole routine, more than I had expected, a discomfort manifests itself, which reveals the remoteness of the Mystery... Julián Carrón's letter of March 12 brought me back to the real challenge: to be human, to embrace my humanity, my fears and weaknesses, to be amazed by those who live more intensely and to want to follow those people who become my authority. I now see the days fill with meaningful testimonies that enter into dialogue with my heart, with awareness of my weakness and my incapacity, and which allow me to stand, once again, in front of the circumstance, watching it to discover what the Mystery is saying to me... This is companionship! It is seeing someone else living like this, who tears me away from the nothingness into which I always tend to sink.

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I think that our need is also to help each other, not only by telling each other what we are experiencing, but by paying attention to those who are experiencing this dizzying relationship with God, who become our authority. Because in front of these people, we find ourselves asking, without ever having imagined it before: "Who are you, Oh Christ?", recognizing a correspondence that goes beyond what is already known and that fascinates us once again.

Giovanni, Florence, Italy