The Voices of the Days

The Counter Melody of the Prophets

The Voices of the Days/15 - The ways of faithfulness to the word are mysterious and uncomfortable by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 19/06/2016 Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! ... for so t...

The Shared Bread of Tomorrow

The Voices of the Days/14 - We have to learn again about leaven sharing and dough making by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 12/06/2016 “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he ...

To give some spirit to the world

The Voices of the Days/13 - What really matters is to keep walking, until the very end by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 05/06/2016 “Once married you are punished by never feeling any kind of sweetness apart from what belongs to all.” (rough translation from the Italian original) Davide...

The Paradox of Faithfulness

The Voices of the Days/12 - The most faded life stops at its projects of youth by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 29/05/2016 “Save me, oh, Lord, from many words” Saint Augustine, De Trinitate The most relevant effects of our actions are the unintentional ones that we generate without thinking...

The Double Miracle of Bread

The Voices of the Days/11 - Daily work is the leaven of any career or vocation by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 22/05/2016 “Indeed, the tension of existence and the spur that moves us from the deep to live it reside in the fact that every stage of life is new, and had never happened before,...

The good pains of adult life

The Voices of the Days/10 - No roof is high enough if it does not touch the sky by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 15/05/2016 “Ripeness is all.” W. Shakespeare, King Lear Becoming adults is a wonderful experience. It is an entirely spiritual and moral fact which generates a joy that can ...

The Beauty in Front of Us

The Voices of the Days/9 - The temptation to "conform" and the antidote of "haecceity" by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 08/05/2016 “What needs to be there in the heart, in education is that love of life should never fail our children. ... And what is a human being's vocation but the highest...

The Risk of Generating Freedom

The Voices of the Days/8 - Those who give birth for real are generously vulnerable by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 24/04/2016 “(There is a kind of) human worth that is inseparable from vulnerability, an excellence that is in its nature other-related and social, a rationality whose nature i...

The illness of light is deadly

The Voices of the Days/7 - The seductive, crossless gospels of the false reformers by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 17/04/2016 "Serious and terrible mistake it was, the invention of the crosses.” The Gospel of Thomas The processes of change in ideal-driven organizations and charismatic com...

When there's light again

The Voices of the Days/6 - To see even in darkness, beyond fake brightness by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 10/04/2016 "There are qualities or instances of excellence that the I cannot attribute to itself alone: ​​purity, charm, modesty, humour, all the perfections that disappear if only we...

No armour is the way to rise again

The Voices of the Days/5 - The work of a reformer is a humble and miraculous craft by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 03/04/2016 "A community is never founded once and for all. The first founder cannot be the one and only point of reference. Society's needs change; communities evolve; their m...

Leaving the House to Attain Wealth

The Voices of the Days/4 - Once out of the "houses", taking up different angles, you can see and grow by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 20/03/2016 ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said t...

Betraying the Ideal

The Voices of the Days/3 - Charismas are the founding force of vulnerable but re-generable communities by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 13/03/2016 “The philosopher is marked by the distinguishing trait that he possesses inseparably the taste for evidence and the sense of ambiguity. When he ...

In the Era of the Spider Web

The Voices of the Days/2 - The miracle of the tree and the scion: defying death by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 06/03/2016 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked …He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its le...