Once more grim war clouds are gathering on the only earth we have. The senseless nuclear threat is coming back to frighten us. Not to mention the explosions in the churches during mass on Palm Sunday. Or the countless other attacks that every day kill innocent people of any religion, population or age. There are countless cries of pain and despair that rise from the world, almost lost in the immensity of the universe. What is the meaning of so much suffering?
And then there is the commitment of so many who would like to change the world, stop the cruelty and hatred, renew our planet and make it inhabitable and comfortable for everyone, even for those who will come after us, but whose efforts are rejected, just like the waves against the deafness opposed from sinful structures that affect our lives. How not to get discouraged in front of so much insensitivity and lack of humanity?
The Easter celebrations remind us of a God made man, who despite his innocence, accepts upon himself all the pain of mankind for the love of every being, and to redeem each of us to bring us back into the light and the fullness of the relationship with God, who created us out of love.
Our greeting from AMU to our supporters, friends and associates is that the joy of the resurrection of Christ brings peace in our hearts, in our families and communities, and above all gives us renewed strength and courage to generate peace and bring it everywhere, in the assurance that the best is still to come and that the future is better than any past.
Stefano Comazzi – President AMU