In his play, “The Jeweler’s Shop”, John Paul II uses the phrase “throwing a bridge” to describe the capacity we have, even within our experiences of isolation, to reach each other: to cross over the abyss between the mystery and depth of my life, and the mystery and depth of your life… the capacity for communion. Today, our culture is in desperate need of bridges: between people, between us and reality, between us and the very depth of ourselves, of our most basic needs and desires… of our own humanity. May the words shared here be a means of restoring into focus the multitude of bridges we encounter in our every day life. May they also be bridges, carrying us always deeper into the truth of things, and leading us home.
(Friends, this is a reflection by an old professor of mine, Robert Cassidy: one who has remained forever influential in my life! I wanted to share it in honor of All Saint’s day, and this season of remembrance of the Communion of Saints we all belong to. You can find more of his work on … More For All the Saints