Gospel and life

The biblical texts are not only to read, they are to listen and meditate. They were inspired by the Holy Spirit and meditation has to be done by praying the Holy Spirit, like the two disciples of Emmaus, as they understood by listening to Jesus after the Resurrection: “Now…. two of them were going to a village … called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred … Jesus himself drew near … He asked them, «What are you discussing as you walk along?». They stopped, looking downcast … And he said to them, «Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke! …». Then beginning with Moses, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the Scriptures” (Lk 24,13-27).

The experience of those two disciples also suggests how to find Christ also today, you should try into us, on our own way, but we cannot recognize him, if we live our days like them with a sad face, and especially if the Lord does not send his Spirit to open up the mind and heart to the understanding of the Scriptures.

“What are you looking for?” These are the first words of Jesus to those who were becoming his disciples. They said to him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?” He said to them: “Come and you will see” (Jn 1,38-39).
Today, the Lord says the same words to us groping to solve our existential problems and to shed light on the many questions of our lives: “What are you looking for …. Come and you will see”.

“In one hand the Bible and in other the newspaper”, the Swiss theologian Karl Barth said to state that the Word of God and the life of every day illuminate each other. You cannot understand one if not in the light of the other.
It is for this reason that references to our personal life and family can be met, from time to time, in reading our collection of short meditations. They are the result of osmosis between the Gospel and the life that, over time, tends to be accomplished. In front of these pages, we suggest the visitors to take note and look for even in their own personal experiences the same correlations, which certainly exist, and which represent the footsteps of the Lord on our same way.
The passages of the Holy Scripture, chosen each day, are taken from the liturgy of the Word according to the Roman rite.
We can ensure that the practice of “Gospel for breakfast”, over the years, shapes the thoughts, the feelings, the words and the actions of the family, and drew ever closer to him, the origin and ultimate end of our lives.