Meditations cover 2024


Focolare Classics
Page Count
140 pages
Publication date
Meditations cover 2024
    About the book

    With simple, clear language, Chiara Lubich’s meditations transport readers to a heavenly dimension, to a heavenly way of reasoning, a heavenly way of acting. 

    In “To Live Life,” she writes: ‘The Christian is called . . . to swim in the light, to plunge into a sea of crosses, but not to pine away.”  This openness to life, to light, and even to crosses, comes from opening the heart in faith to gospel love. It practices the Word of God in a radical way.

    And in “Not Mine but Yours Be Done,” the sun and its rays symbolize God and his will for each individual: “The closer the rays come to the sun, the closer they come to one another. We too, the closer we come to God, by doing the will of God more and more perfectly, the closer we come to one another. Until we are all one.”

    These simple, yet deep and challenging passages will plunge you into the reality of authentic Christian life, will draw you closer to God and to your neighbor . . . until we all are one.

    About the author

    Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) was born in Italy. An internationally renowned religious leader and writer, she received the Templeton Prize for the Progress of Religion and the UNESCO Peace Prize. She published over thirty books in dozens of languages with more than one million copies sold. She founded and presided the Focolare Movement until her death on March 14 2008. Chiara and her gospel-based spirituality have inspired millions. The Focolare Movement stands at the forefront of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.