Johanna Bos

Understanding the cross

Seeking love and fleeing from pain: this is an almost natural mechanism of human existence. With the message of the cross, however, Christianity teaches that true and deep love passes through pain. Whoever understands the cross well - says Chiara Lubich in the following text - finds in it a key to the fullness of life. ... Read More

Mexico: the discovery of God-Love heals a couple in crisis

"We have learned to love each other without asking for anything in return, just as God loves us.” "Little by little, we have fallen in love with each other's souls. We find ourselves in a fullness of love that we have never experienced before, not even when we were engaged, and this is possible because now we love each other in a totally free way, without asking anything in return, as God loves us."  "We have learned to love each other without asking for anything in return, just as God loves us.” ... Read More

That is our place

The most radical choice in Chiara Lubich’s life was to love Jesus above all in his greatest pain: his abandonment on the cross. But loving “Jesus Forsaken” means, therefore, above all loving those neighbours whom we feel most “distant” from us. ... Read More