" THE INTERNATIONAL BLUE " – JANUARY 1953
THE BETHLEHEM MADONNA AND THE HOUSE
In nineteen and a half centuries of Christianity human history repeats its mistakes ampliandoli up all'impensato.
The Virgin arrived in the town of Bethlehem with Joseph and sad surprise as there was neither a house or a room, or better, at a place and bisognò repair slutty in a cave that served to protect the beasts.
The Mother of God is homeless and who knows when it may back.
The law for the census He moved to Bethlehem, the birth of the Redeemer, we shall retain for a while and fight the forces of Herod the flight into Egypt: farewell small, poor dear His house of Nazareth!
The Madonna, baby Jesus and St. Joseph are homeless and poverty is their inseparable friend.
The men, over the centuries, have repeated many times harrowing situation relegate intiere families homeless.
Orde of barbarians have repeatedly made iron and fire intiere City, small towns and poor houses sowing tears everywhere.
But perhaps few have thought that our civilissimo century in what has specialized in the most extended and cynical that you might think.
The requisition military, the destruction of war, and the rent are three implacable allies who destroyed the serenity of home.
Despite vantate provide social, housing remains the problem of problems, and only when it is fully resolved we will be a good point of true civilization.
In fact nobody ignores the advantages financial, moral and even religious that this resolution entails.
A home or a lesser house rent, more than economic advantage, allows discrete stability of a home, so a traditional sentiments, and then uses of flavors that help the soul to overcome many crises, including certain practices religious families are consolidated by the stability of a well organized home.
The young man who for various reasons (military service, etc..) Met with memories of the house, the teachings and noble diseases that can give new courage and new impetus.
Termination of house hotel to give rise to fire home one of the most desirable reforms that we can hope to our troubled century. And if there is a commitment to take is that the mentality to create favorable regard.
And this Christmas will pray and speak of this with determination and confidence; The mentality that s'afferma is the biggest victory of a struggle oratory, democratic and peaceful.
The Virgin we obtain from sweet Child this Very long grace.
Father Bonaventura Raschi