Message sent to CL on the occasion of Fr. Giussani death by Jonathan Sierra - Other Texts and Contributions

Message sent to CL on the occasion of Fr. Giussani death by Jonathan Sierra

Jonathan Sierra Traces

4/1/2005

I symbolically perceived the active and passionate presence of a Companionship of Works delegation in the Holy Land precisely in the moment of Fr. Giussani’s passing. The Companionship of Works symbol is made up of circles that do not close, ever-expanding in a positive and engaging way. For an instant, however, on the morning of the 22nd in Jerusalem, seeing the tears in the eyes of some friends with whom I’d been working intensely up to a moment before, I had the vision of another circle, this too positive, but this time closed, returning to the origin. It closed precisely in the place where we were. It was another circle, ideal and historical, along two millennia, which started out from the Holy Land and now came full circle through our very presence in the Holy Land. Fr. Giussani has left this reality as well, through you and through us, now companions together on a journey, a reality that has become one again in the place where everything began for both of us. We stopped for a moment; for once, a circle had closed. Then we opened the next circle and carried on working, comparing ourselves with reality and living it. An embrace,
Jonathan Sierra,
Company of Works, Jerusalem

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