Biblical Commentaries

An economist reads the Book of Books

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Blessed is the number one

Blessed is the number one

Prophecy is history/13 - No group exceeds the individual in terms of dignity, at most, it can equal it by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 01/09/2019 « All bodies together, and all the spirits together, and all their consequences and results, are not worth a minimum fit of charity. This is o...
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And prayer took bodily form and became flesh

And prayer took bodily form and became flesh

Prophecy is history/ 12 - Too many "deceased" do not rise because we delude ourselves that words are enough by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire  25/08/2019 « We seek another God, who is not proud of this unhappy world. We need to change God to keep him, and for him to keep us. ...
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Blessed is the bread of the poor

Blessed is the bread of the poor

Prophecy is history / 11 - In the logic of the God of the prophets what is given is received and multiplied by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 11/08/2019 « Breaking bread, listening to a Mozart quartet, walking and laughing in the rain, at this moment there are beings who are not allowed to...
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The different feet of women

The different feet of women

Prophecy is history / 10 - Balance is not always virtue and blessings are also found in the details by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 04/08/2019 « The voice of the Lord causes labor pains to hinds and hastens the delivery of goats. In his temple everyone says: "Glory!" » Psalm 29 The...
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The only virtue needed

The only virtue needed

Prophecy is history / 9 - The tempting prophets speak the same language as the honest ones by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire  28/07/2019 «Someone told me: you did not wake up to the vigil but to a previous dream. This dream is inside another dream and another and so forth in infinity....
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The wrong way of listening to the heart

The wrong way of listening to the heart

Prophecy is history / 8 - The corruption of scholars is different, as great as the good that is being destroyed By  Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire il 21/07/2019 « In the life of any emperor, there is a moment, following the pride for the boundless breadth of the territories we have co...
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Wisdom is experienced first-hand

Wisdom is experienced first-hand

Prophecy is history /7 - The world is full of women on the move, who know how to see and understand by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire il 14/07/2019 « When Adam feels that death is drawing near, he sends his son Seth to the earthly paradise. Seth receives three twigs from the Tree of Life. The t...
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The name that must be learned

The name that must be learned

Prophecy is history / 6 - The Bible tells us and tells us again that the one true God is the God of all. And so is Christ. by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 07/07/2019 «Job would not accept to passively sacrifice his own son, because he would no longer mistake devoutness with surrendering to or...
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At exact eye level

At exact eye level

Prophecy and history /5 - We begin our downfall when the house of power becomes larger than the place of God by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire  30/06/2019 « The first word pronounced by God on Sinai was Anoki: "I am". In this case the Eternal did not use Hebrew but the Egyptian langua...
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Fullness in an incomplete home

Fullness in an incomplete home

Prophecy is history /4 - The most precious symphonies in life are those that remain unfinished, our true masterpieces by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 23/06/2019 « I said, “I will be wise”; But it was far from me. As for that which is far off and exceedingly deep, Who can find it out?&nbs...
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Listening differently to the heart 

Listening differently to the heart 

Prophecy is history / 3 - Solomon's prayer should become the oath of every ruler by Luigino Bruni  Published in Avvenire 16/06/2019 « But you, spectators of the story of the chalk circle, learn from the ruling of the ancients: what is there must belong to those who make good use of it: the cart...
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Each true word is a testament

Each true word is a testament

Prophecy is history /2 – The small and harsh last wishes of a great king confirm that no one is like God  by Luigino Bruni Published in Avvenire 09/06/2019 «David was an excellent man equipped with every virtue that a king should possess. He was prudent, tender, kind with those in need, fair an...
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And so paradise became a city

And so paradise became a city

The exile and the promise/28 – There is always a piece of sacred land that is not for sale, and hence priceless by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 19/05/2019 «The price of life stems from things that are priceless. It is within the context of charitable acts, of giving away what he owns and w...
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To learn to rise again

To learn to rise again

Prophecy is history /1 – Do not be afraid of life or of the carnal words of the flesh to narrate man and God by Luigino Bruni pPublished in Avvenire  02/06/2019 « An ancient sage and master of the Mishnah, Ben Bag Bag, once said: « Look at it which way you will, it is all in the Torah...