«That all may be one» (Jn. 17,21)
We were born for these words, for unity, to give a contribution to its realization in the world. Chiara Lubich
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|Friday, June 13, 2008|
Unity: a divine word. If at any moment the Almighty were to pronounce this word, and people everywhere were to apply it in the most varied ways, we would suddenly see the world stop in its tracks, and like a film running backwards, retake its course in the opposite direction. Countless people would reverse their tracks along the wide road to perdition and would convert to God, choosing the narrow road... Families separated by rifts, their hearts hardened by misunderstandings and hatred, and deadened by divorce, would be recomposed. Children would be born into an atmosphere of human and divine love, and new people would be shaped, giving promise to a more Christian future.
Factories, often a gathering of people who are “slaves” to their work in a bored, if not vulgar, atmosphere, would become places of peace, where all do their share for the good of all. Schools would break through the limits of their short-lived knowledge,making every discipline a footstool for the contemplation of things eternal, learned in the classroom in a daily revelation of mysteries, intuited from basic formula, simple laws, or even numbers... And elected bodies would be transformed into meeting places for people who battle not so much for particular interests, but for the good of all, without deceiving other colleagues or countries.
We would see a world becoming kinder, as if in a dream heaven come down upon earth, and the harmonies of creation become the setting for the unity of hearts.
We would see…. But it is a dream! It seems like a dream!
Yet you asked for nothing less when you prayed: “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt 6:10).
from the writings of Chiara Lubich