The November Word of Life indicates service as a way of life that goes against the current. The personal testimony of Francesca, a Maths teacher in adult education at a prison school.[more]
A person’s life shouldn’t be compartmentalized, though it often is. No double, triple, quadruple lives. No different compartments: when you’re with the family, at work or in your parish, at the sport center, school or university.
The “culture of unity”, born from the charism of unity can lead a person to the full realization of his human potential within the light of principles that are contained in the Gospel. This unitary way of living must obviously be reflected in each of the areas in which an individual person finds himself living and acting.
In 1968, Chiara Lubich wrote: “Love is light and, like a ray of light that passes through a drop of water, it unfolds into a rainbow of colors for us to admire. All the colors are light and they, in turn, divide into an infinity of shades. And just as a rainbow is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet – Jesus’ life in us could be said to have different colors, to be expressed in various ways, each different from the other.
«For example, love is communion, it brings us to communion.
Jesus in us, who is Love, could work communion.
Love is never closed in on itself, it is diffusive by nature.
Jesus in us, Love, would irradiate love.
Love elevates the soul.
Jesus in us would raise our soul to God; that’s what prayer is.
Jesus, love in the heart, would be the health of our soul.
Love gathers people in assembly.
Jesus in us, since he is Love, would unite our hearts again.
Love is a font of wisdom.
Jesus in us, Love, would illuminate us.
Love brings the many into one; it is unity. Jesus in us would meld us into one.
These are the seven principle expressions of the love that we feel called to live, and this number seven signifies something infinite.”
The situation has remained critical throughout the island after Hurricane Maria. Reconstruction comes through small, but concrete gestures of solidarity. The testimony of the Focolare community.[more]
Imitating Jesus leads us to understand that our lives gain meaning when we live for others.[more]
HabitAndando is a workshop that has been taking Colombian students and professors from the Colombia University of Architecture in Colombia, to Italy. This year it took Colombian students and their professors to the Italian University of Annunzio di Pescara.[more]
The theologian Pasquale Foresi (1929-2015) writing on the Christian virtue of obedience today, saw Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as the model of those who by obeying people obeyed God alone.[more]
Observing the problem of addiction to computer games of many children around her, Lani decides to act. Together with Alvin and the Focolare community in Davao they put their talents to work. The Bukas Palad Football team is born.[more]