"He broke the loaves into pieces and gave the bread to his disciples". This is the good tiding Jesus brought to the world, with a simple, yet impactful, message: love thy neighbour. No exception, no distinction, no judgement. Doing this is not easy for us humans, so fragile, scared and closed off in our own selfishness. Sharing, the action of taking away from myself to give to someone else, openness towards others, love and balance; we have spoken about this in the previous Marathons, but these themes are more current than ever. Loving thy neighbour is a balancing act, because, if you overdo it, love becomes imposition, closure, suffocation.
Christmas is a good opportunity to think about these concepts and thoughts, trying to understand the words of Jesus, drawing strength from his life and experience, without forgetting, falling into oblivion or even worse, mystifying. Comprehending goes beyond understanding. Understanding is a matter of mind, intelligence, reason. Comprehending is an existential question concerning life, not logic. And you can fully comprehend when you truly experience, contemplate and listen to the words of others. Only through our personal experiences we can fully understand the meaning of words such as love, community, peace and fraternity. Let's wash away the anger and give space to good spirits. Merry Christmas, or as we say here in the Dolomites... Bun Nadé.