Dear friends, guests, and all who follow us from afar,
As a testimony of the fraternal ties that unite us in various ways, in these last weeks many of you have asked us — with discretion and respect, insistence and preoccupation, disconcertment or a few even with anger — for a word about the recent event that has involved the Community and is a cause of many and profound sufferings. We have been silent for a certain time so as not to further hurt anyone and to be able to say a word of peace and clarity, aware of our responsibility of giving an account both of the hope that inhabits us and of the scandal that we have provoked in so many Christians and persons who follow us…
Words of Spirituality
“Oh, that today you would hear his voice” (Psalm 95:7): in the Bible, it is Israel’s covenant with God that gives time its meaning. The ‘existential’ time in which the people of God lives is granted to them through the davar (word-event) of the Lord and through their own obedience to this word.