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take this new christology we carry thomas the tank cause this the and
an even if there is a future in engender christianity and whoever may be interested there is a copy of the meditations yourself support have copies of it
and we heard just some moments ago the gospel speaking over but
of pain suffering and tories soap our last meeting is dedicated to this
it's generic of christie and so and i want to offer some further suggestions in the area of the transformation in which we are involved being as i said yesterday
participants in an incessant process of generation whereas the divine mystery continually books in human consciousness new inventions of itself transfiguring the
shape of christianity and revealing new potentialities
so are weak available are we welcoming what god is doing of new in and among gas
i start a new heaven and the new earth the old order has passed a way i made all things new and this making all things new on is not the end but to dc the mean why
so are you will try to name and to share with you some of these emerging transformations that may be challenges challenging us to respond
and i for cues the attention on three procreative movements
so crossing barriers
the first the barrier overtaking human needs and overstepping biological frames that is the first point then
from a home obligation or homework and niet te to personalization or difference and then from a western centered church to an eccentric community
and then live tv
so first point crossing barriers
and the first a thrilling feature i want to point out concerns the grasping for multiple barriers
the first one the overtaking of human needs
maybe for first time in the evolution of our species some areas of humanity have began to gain access to an affluent style of life who's problem paradoxically
is no longer the production of the necessities to so by but the disposal of the excess of waste
and this new production and development trend based on the surplus of supply and of enjoyment of goods and utilities certainly creates new and unhealthy problems concern
learning sustainability and the inequality it creates but at the same time it drives us to wonder what repercussions all these has on the really tombs
including christianity or originating in aggro structured societies characterized by sit in darkness and the subdivision of territory and marked by one
and sacrifice
under the southern sky oblak and poverty human existence was described by fatigue limits and harshness
christian spirituality correspondingly emphasized the perishable miserable and painful condition of existence in relation to god's all my teens
it underscored renunciation and contempt living in this luck remodel been the bane of tier so
insight open after war or finishing guy and particular stress was given to the for forbidden and punitive aspects of experience so how can such a mom
define moralizing and guilt ridden system correspond to the modern view of life whose perspective consists in the promotion of all the opportunities that life offers
the full of formation of our bodily experience and all the conquests of human knowledge that positive and sometimes exasperated evaluation of the emotional erotic desiring dima
ancients of our human being
so what up and another questions to a prohibitory and discrediting religion in a mood that seems to offer all that is desirable and imaginable

why do the fundamental but will lead to sentiments currently expressed smell of sour resentment of the human rights proudly exhibited
why are we not able often to offer more than just disapproval or disavow with regard to the emergence of new situations such as the case of divorce
most people of gaze of civil unions of terminally ill patients of procreate a deep technologies and so on
the sack aspect overstepping biological
being in constant dialogue with human and known human beings animals and technologies we are berman money all dirt in a
process of transformation that displaces the boundaries of every achieved position or a
these causes a particular upheaval concerns the trust trespassing of the biological framework we have inherited as a species
what science fiction novels or movies had began to foretell staging cyborgs cybernetic organism or human mechanic or high breeds like frank's time or
or blade runner neuromancer or matrix is today becoming a possibility questioning the same biological configuration of human being
possibility to undertake projects and models overcoming our biological body
blooming of organs through the incorporation or expansion of electronic prosthesis into the human body in a symbiotic conjugation of beats and
items that more and more evaporates that distinction between organic and inorganic reality and artificial simulation
biosphere and techno sphere
and in this change will discover that our personal and social bodies more than a day to are an inter action between brain animal body mm
machine environment
now what does these transformation mean for a christian anthropological vision where the absolute wreck regulated reference continues to be the on ultra
all natural law
whereas god is the guarantor of this order and not on the contrary the source of a creative process
what about nature whereas we realize that the peculiarity of human body results from the conflict of forces that from time to time constitute eat
human nature by definition is always immersed in and contaminated by a story that shapes and modifies it that is to say it is a contour social
and technological product
cut the end of that as a suggestion for us
the monk benedict i'm in a similar troubled period of change set up a school of divine service under the guise of the gospel
why don't we also imagine in our time places of grace trying to a tune the contact contemporary transition to the reactions and san demands that were
of jesus
jesus who promotes a been a dick turpin
well see conception of human beings an appreciation of the gates that every person expresses a trusting accompanying of the possible transformations and crisis that may occur
you're in the course of existence
we can get on the same wave length favouring spaces and practices where we try to welcome interpret and be involved in the changes we're leaving in trying to
proceed with care the contours of what is happening any recognizing the critical and collateral effects of these events so in praise of the ongoing formation
as the leg ceo of contemporary transformations and challenges
but above all we can can learn to cultivate an attitude that is able to enjoy and to be surprised by the vicissitudes of life we can be open to recognize the yuma
knives in passages of god god's immersive and multiple incarnations
so this is the first and now the second
from homo location
homogeneity to personalization or difference
and it is the second some suburb subversive wave
in certain regions of the earth we are leaving an important passage from standardization to democratic forms of relationship and
towards a networking society of inter connected singularities and as men will casters affirms in his book internet galaxy
oh they say from gutenberg galaxy to internet and galaxy
so in the development of the human forms of organization would have prevailed until now our institutional and social organisms of representation
that have imposed an authoritative framework of behavior and thinking usually go ursi and compulsory
and it was almost impossible to imagine oneself outside of these format and every attempt to alter the predetermined code was punished by exclusion
seclusion or even more murder or extermination
of the different or of the and now models
the unprecedented opportunities of persona expressions that we are beginning to experience even if always threatened by the talent of totalitarian or despotic
our unfold in a proliferation and mixing of subjectivities differences rose histories
the new care to words singularity open to us the possibility of breaking the rigid matrix of our received identity we can even get nature
d form deep frame the shape of our bodily container that may know more correspond to the desire of our flesh i hope all of you have seen the amazing
the movie trans america
debt is to say a modern experience of transfiguration or or the suffered liberating genesis of a masculine subject trying to coincide with his desire to be
desire that triggers a process of metamorphosis of the inherited shape to dress in a new identity beyond the biological and social one and they are
speaking of trends gendering faith
it seems to me that we live in a world where the authority to take an absolute forms of truth of collapsed or are collapse are you need verse of destination of history no longer exists
exists nor any human authority to represent or two boys eat no absolute embodiment of meaning that is the same for every everybody
rather each one is interested to his her own freedom and responsibility to share with other person's each one is here at possible trace embodiment
of the divine mystery in a journey where each day we begin once again in responsible connection communion with other people and with our environment
and jesus
manifests a god who upsets all the powers and hierarchies of the word making space for the freedom of everyone he expresses a passion for the vulnerability of every it
existence he encounters along his way
he reaches out to the beaten one did disfigured restoring their lost dignity and beauty giving them back the joy and the right to exist
what a strange and always surprising god
what a new discovery of our oneness with god
we're not one with it because of our sameness but because of our different seats of whom it is the creative source it's one of us peculiar manifestation
of it's super abundant richness expressed by the relationship among father son and spirit god is committed to or even activates the free research
captivity of each one of bars offering itself
dwell our understanding and misunderstandings to our uses and abuses
a god to whom we offer our flesh without guarantee or institutional cover
in a eucharistic share of our kids and limits and fuses and sentient beings resources and imperfections and the work or the passion to allow to everybody the possibility to
express their self
so now the third
what the third and last issue i suggest concerns the birth of an eccentric community from a western centered church
whereas it centric means out of dissent not the center itself deep center that is to say opened to
here the church quake is radical indeed
it demands beaters bold face urging him to go out from the boat
out from the bar room of fear out of jerusalem and from the ten pounds sacred order to walk onto the unsettled waters of the world to interact and to contaminate himself
with the crowd of the different cultures languages religions
stripped from the magnificent and powerful ostentation of her press press teach the course of the bands is depriving the church of them are not only and leadership of the truth
of wheat she was for sent to raise the corridor
our time i think demands her to voluntarily renounce the com conquered advantages of a leadership to withdraw from the chairs and thrones from where she
route the ward or the souls of people
renounce the asian of the temptation to take advantage of the instruments offered by the institutional powers to trunks lay in their state laws the perennial and universal values in know
see a did by the ecclesiastical hierarchy
is the dissolution of one and i underline one historical for of christie and one and not the unique of ceiling
so the dissolution of one historical form of christianity as a regime bore from the self representation of the church as unique intermediary for the a complementary accomplishment in
the secular city of the kingdom of god
the modern era thank god dissolved this project and protection and the situation we're leaving can become a new opportunity to trust in the unpredictable ways of the even check
the call god
maybe these means
a fresh style of presence
one less dog trainer and more existential less commanding and more dialogic less stir or green and more affable less rigid and more flat
less masculine and with more interaction with the family
cognex connected to this the pointer
i would like to mention another revolution that concerns the religious pluralistic paradigm
asking for a correspondent soul frame
it is a mutation that shakes the closed and impermeable identities demolishes the lethal fantasy of considering one some exclusive
if an absolute center of the world
the mutual hospitality of religions offers the opportunity to discover each part as contingent fragment at peculiar glance of the immense be
reality of god
the sacred unbounded mystery is the breadth of all the forms emotions languages rights and practically and practices eight one spelling a spark
and nevertheless it escapes from every capturing cats normally met tangier don't repay me
i sense to aspects at the core of christian faith that may foster the friendship of religions the heart of a trinitarian god and the emptying of the son of god
to some suggestion about that first the christian mystery is not just a depressing mono season
mark not turn us monopolistic mana logic but it is a communicative web of co existences of polarities of possibilities of freedoms whereas
the one is never without the other the father is not without the sun and dispute different irreducible subjectivities and relationships god father and mother son and daughter
lover and friend in between of the spirit of field of communion in lived and celebrated more from the principle of alterity than from the one of identity
and then the incarnation of jesus represents from the point of view of our history data transparency of god's love not in a gesture of dummy dominion or at
rob creation but rather in a gesture of this possession
of laying aside the garments of lore of lord to assume the naked condition of the suffering and a ban don't people
he witnesses in his trusting abandonment to were welcoming and mad lab
he witnesses to the fact that living in the war we might not be captured completely by the excluding logics of the word which means and on go on go
going process of death and resurrection in our own languages for god and in the ways god is revered
hmm and with towing now a leave thinking
i call it
gods they can't maybe smiling place
i would like to evoke what escapes even from or that i have i've tried to suggest
that allows everything that is going to happen
that is to say an end deep space
our finite human propensity desires to insure ourselves to clearly man out our territories to fill all the gang
types of our existence
but i believe that if there is a place of the divine presence that space is nowhere and everywhere
it is a big and void space free from management and measurement
and maybe that means a kingdom of grace the possibility of an unpredictable event
maybe that means to be illuminated by something that doesn't let itself be seen
to be moved by something that doesn't let itself be grasped
to be filled with love by something that doesn't let itself be seized
maybe it means to welcome the life source as an unbalancing flow of our of our yearning for sureties or satisfied
maybe it means to learn to live in a trusting an inventive way in the conditions of uncertainty
incompleteness disorder suspension ambivalence this proportion confusion where every kind of things go happens
maybe it means to let the ones bearing spread as astonishment surplus directory disney's excess the lived eerie do civility
what about god
god could be everything that in me overhangs the obese staying out of my reach
everything that doesn't suffice and keeps me open to other
everything that is needy in me
everything that in meet weeps and will weep to the end
everything that brings me to depend on
everything that doesn't allow me to shut the other person's in the limits of their faults but keeps me suspended to the surprise that something more may happened in them
everything that opens
being god the wind bottomless openness or the possibility that the war be
not how the award is exclaims ludwig wittgenstein but that it is is the mistake
that the war is
he needs gratuitous nice invites us to welcome live with openness and love deeply affected by the ward as darwin was
when he started with intense care and and mosquitoes worms and birds as if every living organism was a miracle being able to look at the thickness of life
by deeply affected by the wold as jesus was being able to awaken the invisible mystery invisible bodies listening to god's breezing in every creak
teacher wandering at the new
entering an opening our heart as the poet rate rainer maria rilke express expressly seat in a wonderful way
his words
the new in us
has entered our heart
penetrated our inmost flesh and even there it does not remain it is already in the blocked
we cannot see who has entered
maybe we will never know
but many signs suggest that the future and turns the in us in this way to transform itself within us long before it happens
thank you

so if after a moment of silence we will not share the post the resonances over inside store of this
wonderful adventure of the week

they can reference to the installation that's her
you like it though
the number for some that beautifully
the whole week and is very good
the the icon of the meeting

to leave at the borders
and to be drawn in whatever is no
i'm sinking of the model worker or taught young moose head of the holy office or wish to say sinker medium
the cause truth is that it doesn't change and then cardinal newman set up to live is to change and to live well is to teach often and there's such a radical a paradigm shift him and i think we're in that movement all
it's usually maybe some other things as the monk can offer is to sense of mystery and the ineffable and that gets to no clear definition that not to my importance trying to articulate you know yeah tentative way but have to move into the enough
for the amplify fabric consider that can be a key or here remember when adapters had the most important chapter the rule was the last chapter the smallest rooms you have to go beyond it they said going young
i don't know i up on an hour i don't know if i now i am able to articulate but it is not only radical shift but painful for somebody shift it caused for example now
it is this two different term conception of truth that are at stake with young sabrina's cause because they are preparing something against him
and it is dead
everlasting truth which is usually doctrinal and the experience with words with suffering kid and the gospel of liberation and tax
but he was first to up by english additional to about with your market offering because
of that sense of hope and industry of what's happening that he knows i think so often times to response can be darkness and despair and a cafe all that but but but i think there is also hoping something that was happening and something new will work and it will be
and i mock can also be that simple along
and then perhaps password seventy gotten has adverse agreements case and desert water whereas before so that that used to react
thanks to the abrasion ceiling
accused and sorts of things it's kind of politically said a book from with censorship bringing in socialism for the backlog now it seems to console for to our focus more historical area which is what's happened with it with survey know am yeah
that instead of the vatican's insistence on this of speaking with the fighting hawks to sort through them as a from of postulant began to since totally almost thing and one of the things like factory post will become style is how everything that been said which i agree hence the way
forward this transformation is necessary revolutions that must happen it would be him for how from cycles with their church with an institutional church that seems to be entrenching the world war i identity that is refusing to budge and is something that may be saying that it cannot quite
the from donated of seven because side if i think we can reconcile with the image in the beginning at the beginning of fall of our meditations the image that offered a nice kapoor of the iceberg
and i think also be churches and iceberg
we see them
our glory and shaping form but i seem fair is an immensity and huge of it
that is the church that communities be forest lays are searching r adventuring this new war than good trying to find new languages and experiences and shapes know so just not to be
over one overwhelmed i did just do too
current god
that they were saying something
the next one
and don't know our culture
the like climate of state arab or that car it's not need to receive that that was move
and then the signal
saying lie
not one counts for our wrestling when i you are
the tree limbs lenders
i had a stutter or industry check the other thing was what good is that our silence coming through a candle wax there when certain social those or less say like to so
i have a silencer shop
the don't have our rotation the paranoia it takes to add
some to
i'm younger she used to the on the first it was
you're talking about moonlight made him as time goes and briefing and kind of so off on tangents is such a tiny in her neighbors
no answer his era her
is it's really resonates with me and here's where we are as church and as christian name there's no
it's believed that was coming and amazed at how can this ad and it was tremendous pain your madness town even violence as pregnant women share their experience in britain and then read that comes from
and yet that's all part of the package
i know it's to me and where we're at was christian me
and as someone has been life and nigeria and especially in of man in the dog the makes sense but
the thing is strike on on the full of testing does not love a
so is the same of jesus
that jesus is an experiment
this to his up
before he tried to that was not that face glance of papa
he's the possibility of the birth giving them and so are we
in a certain way in the spirit of jesus so it is essential to stay in the spirit of jesus now because it is not a truth already done there but it is a labor
and we are in the same spirit of labor of jesus which is a baby fine
bracing the transforming image and god is the future that is
so it isn't he's not the past is the few turn that is trying to
ah but the weather to to dress
the word her new life into the world every day and mucus the body of christ never that this three pump
yeah but a or symbolic forms that give us diversified us
for example eucharist is circulation is sharing he's remembering of christ who didn't turn
exerts a dominion but the service skipping his roles and washing defeats so these are the dynamism that help us every day to remember to vivify to divide
bring on them that are young to know yeah so something that is fulfilled is going on
and we can consent or not consent or resist
and and nobody can say it is right or not we have to adventure
so thank you provided the dynamic of all the brothers i'm going to express our gratitude to you
for these very patient during these days
these meditations i think really reflect the profound stirrings of your soul yeah which then i think stir the so i hoped so on vaccine
also what i thank you to were the time the energy that you have expanded in terms of composing this in english and delivering to the next out about birth bags i'm heard
it was a strong it was a strike back
so i also want to thank you for your work in this area and create that it will continue to be a blessing for you in a blessing for many others that you can continue to reflect and meditate and share that with others that you so he continued to be stirred into a agree to god we're delighted are always to have you
us than the for to these next two weeks if you're being with us that it will be a time of great brother hated and relaxation of relaxation also gets a pancake you think