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Better a kiss today than a chicken tomorrow

Phrase taken from the "Cazzotti" (1923), ancestors of the "Perugina chocolate kisses"

I look for you inside

commentary of Jn 14:21-26, edited byMounira Abdelhamid Serra

I enter the text (Jn 14:21-26)

In quel tempo, Gesù disse ai suoi discepoli: «Chi accoglie i miei comandamenti e li osserva, questi è colui che mi ama.

Chi ama me sarà amato dal Padre mio e anchʼio lo amerò e mi manifesterò a lui». Gli disse Giuda, non lʼIscariota: «Signore, come è accaduto che devi manifestarti a noi, e non al mondo?».

Gli rispose Gesù: «Se uno mi ama, osserverà la mia parola e il Padre mio lo amerà e noi verremo a lui e prenderemo dimora presso di lui. Chi non mi ama, non osserva le mie parole; e la parola che voi ascoltate non è mia, ma del Padre che mi ha mandato.

Vi ho detto queste cose mentre sono ancora presso di voi. Ma il Paràclito, lo Spirito Santo che il Padre manderà nel mio nome, lui vʼinsegnerà ogni cosa e vi ricorderà tutto ciò che io vi ho detto».

I get inspired

I love you and I manifest myself to you, but if you don't love me you won't recognize me.

Often the heart is dry, the mind paranoid, one forgets, one forgets the desire to meet, the desire to let oneself be met.

It happens, sometimes because you no longer have a voice to scream, sometimes because you've stopped listening.

We lose the profound meaning of things, we no longer have eyes to observe, ears to understand, taste buds to taste, we are tired, we are sick, victims of a pall of fatigue, breathlessness, to achieve what?!

We would need the grace to observe the proximity of a gaze, the blunt word that can be addressed to us, the banality of a smile and a rain.
Maybe we could find out what's inside through what's outside.

Then perhaps we would love, perhaps we would recognize the marvel of a Love that is continually manifesting itself for us, to give us strength, to accompany us, to fulfill the beauty of life with us.

Mounira Abdelhamid Serra

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source © GET UP AND WALK

Prayer for the eighth day of May dedicated to Mary

Magnificat

My soul magnifies the Lord
e il mio spirito esulta in Dio,
my savior,
because he looked at humility
of his servant.

From now on all generations
they will call me blessed.

He has done great things for me
Almighty and holy is his name:
from generation to generation
his mercy
he lays down on those who fear him.

He explained the power of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in thoughts
of their heart;
he overthrew the mighty from their thrones,
he lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
sent the rich away empty handed.

He helped his servant Israel,
remembering his
mercy, as he promised our fathers,
to Abraham and his descendants,
forever.

Gloria al Padre e al Figlio
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, and now and always
forever and ever.

Amen.

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