LORD, HELP ME NEVER STOP BEING AMAZED OR BECOME INURED TO REALITY

Foto: Kenya 2017 «This is my prayer after having visited over 100 nations around the world where there are Salesian presences… and where I came to know realities that are so incredible, fascinating, precious, and often times so painful». Cordial greetings, my friends and readers. Surely, we have begun 2021 with a strong desire that it be a better year than the previous one. Perhaps there is still much fear, but perhaps we also feel deep down that we have to cultivate Hope because it does us good and helps us to live better and more meaningful lives. On the last Sunday of January we celebrated the Feast of Don Bosco. This also took place in a different way from previous years because the pandemic has not yet disappeared and continues to condition our life. Still, even in this situation we have to know how to see the light and the buds of Hope that are present. It is in this context that I chose these reflections to share with you this month. The title expresses the way in which I have prayed many times throughout these last seven years – and continue to do so. Very often, almost...