+ Dear Friends,
Celebrating Easter for the second time outside the monastery — still quarantined in Argentina — makes me experience in a new way the connection between suffering and grace, between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. That‘s why i’d like to share with you a deep insight by Ken Wilber and Felice Anerio’s “Christus factus est pro nobis obediens”, a piece that makes us experience the transition from suffering to joy, as only music can.
” Suffering is a constant reminder of the pain of being human, but also one of the most elemental ways that we all connect with each other, because we all suffer terribly at some point. Suffering is not just ‘negative’; it is a bond through which we all touch each other. Suffering, truly, is the first grace.” ~ Ken Wilber
“Christus factus est pro nobis obediens”, Felice Anerio (1560-1614)
For the time being, dear Ingrid, my faithful assistant is handling all my e-mail, but i remain in heart-to-heart connection with you, both in grief and in that gladness that has the last word,
Your brother David