Greater Than Sin

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This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "Greater Than Sin" dedicated to the Book of Samuel and published in Avvenire from 21 January 2018
 

 

The civilization of the homoeopathic gift

Greater than sin/4 - The almighty and defeated God teaches a kind of faith that changes everything

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 11/02/2018

Piu grandi della colpa 04 rid“The most beautiful poems
are written on stones
with bleeding knees
and the mind sharpened by mystery.
The most beautiful poems are written
in front of an empty altar, 
surrounded by agents
of divine folly.
So that, criminally insane as you are,
you dictate verses to humanity
the verses of redemption
and biblical prophecies,
and you are Jonah’s brother.”

Alda Merini, ‘Our Triumph’  (‘Il nostro trionfo’); in: The Holy Land (Vuoto d’amore; English translation by Stephanie Jed and Pasquale Verdicchio)

“In those days the Philistines gathered for war against Israel, so Israel went out to engage the Philistines in war” (1 Sam 4:1b). After the great and wonderful night of Samuel’s vocation the scene changes, and the winds of war blow over Israel. A people already known to Israel makes its first appearance - and will accompany and fight her for many centuries: the Philistines. They are an ancient people of the sea that exercised political and cultural dominance over the entire region, linking it to its own name (Palestine, Philistia: the land of the Philistines). The scene changes, perhaps the narrator, too, but some elements of continuity remain. Among them are Eli, his children, and especially the Ark.

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The Wonderful Art of Living

Greater Than Sin/3 You can remain righteous even when you are weak. And listen without having heard

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 04/02/2018

The Master said, Piu grandi della colpa 03 rid 
“Those who make virtue their profession are the ruin of virtue.”

Confucius Quotes

There are many people on earth who are called and answer "here I am" even if they don’t know how to recognize the source of the voice that calls them by name. Yesterday, today, always. They are called by different and unknown inner voices lifted up by the love and pain of the world. It is really important to respond to these vocations that happen every day in all environments of the human race. But it is marvellous when there is an "Eli" next to us that first sends us back to bed and then reveals the name of the one who continues to call us. 

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Singers of the not-yet

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 28/01/2018

Piu grandi della colpa 02 rid«Dammi da mangiare
dammi da bere …
Fame è misterioso
richiamo
alza e abbassa regge lascia
ti reggo mi lascio.
Dammi l’acqua
dammi la mano
che siamo,
nello stesso mondo.»

Chandra Livia Candiani, Dammi da mangiare

God listened to Hannah’s cry and "remembered her" (1 Samuel, 1:19), as he had remembered his people enslaved in Egypt, after the first collective prayer of the Bible (Exodus 2:23). The biblical God is a God who knows how to listen, to everyone, but above all to the victims. The idols are deaf and mute because they are dead. YHWH is alive because he has an ‘ear’ and can listen, and can be awakened from his sleep, his inattention can be regained while we are in the boat and the storm is going on.

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The Great Prayer of Women

Greater Than Sin/1 - The breathless words of the victims are worth more than any other

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 21/01/2018

Piu grandi della colpa 01 rid“The Bible knows lament. Lament is an extremely critical moment in the relationship with God, until God consoles man and man consoles God. Prophecy and liturgy bring laments back and forth between heaven and earth.”

Paolo De Benedetti, La chiamata di Samuele e altre letture  (Samuel’s Call and Other Readings)

Let us begin reading and commenting on Samuel’s two books. And the time of a new joy begins, a joy that can perhaps only be delivered by an intimate connection with the immense biblical text, and only sometimes. Above all at the beginning, on the Saturday of waiting, in that auroral joy that floods the soul before knowing if and what words will come from this new encounter with the in-finite words of the Bible. Before we know if and how we will be able to make them become a discourse about our time, our kingdoms, weeping, vocations, betrayals and prayers.

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