Today I celebrate Francis of Assisi

            Today, 4 October, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, little, poor and brother, a past that is future. 800 years ago, he wrote: Blessed is the servant who would love his brother as much when he is sick and cannot repay him as he would when he is well and can repay him […]

Theologian Bishop JOHN SHELBY SPONG died

June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021. Thank you, Brother John Shelby Spong! for your free, innovative, inspiring, prophetic theology!   There are few theological giants who shape the way that entire generations relate to their sacred texts. Bishop John Shelby Spong, through his intelligence, kindness, and love of scripture, did just that. Bishop Spong […]

THE STRUGGLE WITHOUT EVER LOSING OUR HOPE

If we lack the voice, if we cannot say what we want, if we cannot shout the pain of our complaints, I’ll stay with her today: HOPE. If we lack truth and justice, if we don’t have the courage to fight for her, if our struggles are on dry land, I’ll stay with her today: […]

Searching for happiness

On a splendid morning, tired of living, bored with the daily routine, I left in search of happiness. As I was walking I saw the red glare of the poppies in the fields, the whiteness of the daisies, the deep blue of the lilies on the slopes. I gathered them in a bouquet, but the […]

Good luck? Bad luck?

A poor and elderly farmer lived with his son and they only had one horse to till his fields. A few days before harvest the horse ran away. Neighbors came to visit him and mourned the loss at such an inopportune time. But he replied: “Good luck? Bad luck? Only the Eternal knows it ”. […]

Flight from shadow

There was a man who was so disturbed by the sight of his own shadow and so displeased with his own footsteps that he determined to get rid of both.  The method he hit upon was to run away from them. So he got up and ran.  But every time he put his foot down […]

For Freedom

For freedom, I bleed, fight, survive. For freedom, my eyes and my hands, like a fleshy tree, generous and captive, I give to the surgeons. For freedom I feel more hearts in my chest than there are grains of sand: foam flows into my veins and I enter the hospitals, and enter in cotton balls […]

“Sophia perennis”: eternal wisdom

Sophia perennis, “eternal wisdom” is not a religion. It is the platform that gives us access to the experience of our true being. It is the essence of all religions, the experience of reality from which all religions stem and to which all confessions take us. Sophia perennis is the acknowledgement of the salvation message […]

Silent and ardent

In the most distant star of the universe, in the most fragile bud of grass, in the smile, in the kiss and the embrace, in the depths of the heart, on the highest summits, in the deepest trenches, love dwells silent and ardent. (Miguel Ángel Mesa Bouzas) *** Do not allow that vital breath that […]

Frontiers

We do not want to belong to the world of frontiers made of walls. Where is the frontier between poverty and wealth, truth and lie, love and hatred, sea and land. Where is the frontier that separates people, that which so many pursue, that of birds that migrate in freedom, that of those who set […]