Saturday 16 January 2016

Don Bosco and Christ

Salesians - accused often of concentrating so much on Don Bosco as to forget Christ. And there is some truth in that, because Christ can never be forgotten. But I was thinking also, that if we are all called to put on Christ, to be transformed and transfigured into Christ, we should not be surprised to find, every now and then in the church and outside it, outstanding figures of humanity, people who shine, who are resplendent, who are simply attractive and who draw us. Bruno Ferrero was talking about the way the youngsters wanted to be around don Bosco, and the way people, old, young, wanted to touch the casket of Don Bosco during its pilgrimage around the world. And I was thinking, I could not help recalling, how Rossi de Gasperis talks about pilgrims in the Holy Land touching, embracing, caressing the very stones....

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