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Good Friday and the fire of hope

Good Friday has an even greater meaning for us after the last weeks of war and the images that circulate in the social networks. A hopeless situation of death that we hope will be transformed by Christ into a huge victory of life. The Christian message of resurrection and peace, accompanied by peace marches and Easter bonfires, is what we in Europe need so much these days.

The hope that faith gives to some people is impressive.

Bonhoeffer, who died in a concentration camp at the hands of the Nazis, writes in "Resistance and Surrender":

"I believe that God can and will bring good out of everything, even the most evil. For this he needs people who let all things serve them for the best. I believe that God wants to give us as much resilience as we need in every adversity. But he does not give it in advance, so that we do not rely on ourselves, but on him alone. In such faith, all fear of the future should be overcome. I believe that even our mistakes and errors are not in vain, and that it is no more difficult for God to deal with them than with our supposed good deeds. I believe that God is not a timeless fact, but that He waits and responds to sincere prayers and responsible deeds."


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