Friday, October 19, 2007

Attached and Attacked

[W]hat we need is the heroism of life, not because it is against banality, but because it illuminates it. Like a young man who is in love with his girlfriend and she says “yes” to him: the world is the same, but different; the light is different, food tastes differently, relationships are different, what he does is different, his struggles are different. Therefore, the difference that makes it possible to live the ordinary lies precisely in affection, which means to be attached and attacked, attached to the truth and attacked by it, living reality intensely.
-- Giancarlo Cesana

4 comments:

Alex Vitus said...

Where is this quote from? I've read or heard it before, I think.

Chris Burgwald said...

This year's Beginning Day text from Milan.

Erin said...

Thank you for this quote! We discussed this at school of community last week at Benedictine: We were detereming how to live the encounter everyday, and the example of falling and being in love was used to describe how our lives are changed by Christ daily- perhaps not the circumstances, but our outlook and vision is changed, different. It is good to see CL in our diocese!

chris said...

Amazing how one's character is affected by circumstance, too, as well as action and reaction.