Focolare youth in Brescia, Italy, work at the vision for their city.
"Every contact with my father was frustrating. It seemed as though he didn’t care about what I was doing, and when he did, I felt like he didn’t understand me." Building bridges between generations takes a first step.
A young Londoner talks about a commitment she has made to build bridges of fraternity in her city. A new strength comes from the spiritual unity with youth from different Churches.
"Connecting with Jesus crucified and forsaken gave me the peace and the strength I needed to leave everything up to God and to entrust my struggle to him." A young professional shares her experience of finding and living unity.
This experience by a university student hightlights in a new way how Jesus Forsaken—the ultimate teacher and healer—is the key to a life of unity.
Here is a story about Alex Carroll, a 12-year-old boy from Boston, who shared his experience about finding peace during a very sad moment in his life. Like him, I would also like to make an effort to live the present moment well at all times.
Family conflicts present particular challenges. Here is a story that I received from Jennifer R. It reassures us that with love, anything is possible.
Recently, I received a story from Gabriela Tognetti of Argentina about how she is able to live out the Gospel concretely even in the complicated and demanding world of the entertainment industry.
From the various real-life experiences I regularly receive it’s clear that choosing to live for a united world is a radical concept to many. I also see that love can conquer anything and anyone. Rachel Miller of Indiana reflecting on this theme:
I wondered what the best thing to do was. Thinking of all the extra time this situation was going to require of me, I would have liked to just let it go; but I knew that to really help this student meant to let her experience the consequences of her actions.