My dear Selva, these days I gave you a lot of thought, I embraced courage and I decided to write down two or three rows about the time spent with Josef during the second mini-course for teenagers from 16 to 18 years old. Perhaps you will ask yourself why I in presenting our experience in form of letter. I am sure that you remember the day when was made silence in one of your houses, called „Villa Capriolo”, and all of us were impressed and excited by the methodology of writing a letter to ourselves.
As the verses of the song „Buon Giorno, Buon Giorno” say, we novices „welcome!”. We were marveled seeing how much teenagers were looking for your courses at Villa Capriolo, where they could find out more about the knowledge of themselves and of their life. Since the beginning, we had feelings of empathy and, in the same time, the desire of getting involved out there. They remind us of our adolescence and our questions at that time: „What is the meaning of life? What do I choose for my life? Which are my true desires?”
Perhaps you will ask yourself why since the beginning we had felt such strong emotions. Because in this place there are instruments of high quality: right persons in the right place, leaders and voluntaries with an open heart and an extraordinary methodology: the psychodrama. We have seen that the psychodrama can help to face the different parts of life with faith, the key point for helping to overcome with courage any problem.
My dear Selva, this experience impressed me a lot and I think I could say the same thing also for Josef. The experience has touched me as a breakfast coffee which urges to live fully, to enjoy more, to marvel more and love more. It is like an invitation to get out of bed, to savor the breakfast and then to take responsibility for the day: „The breakfast is ready, warm and smoky! Coming down for breakfast have a look at the billboard with the services!”.
We have not time for boredom because we were always in motion. From physical movement – uncountable walks in the mountains to encounter the creation’ splendor among breathtaking peaks and magic dawns – to the emotional and affective movement – so many tears of pain and joy – up to the spiritual movement: the knowledge of our body, the support of Jesus since morning, all the meetings between Him and the devil, His and our temptations.
All these movements have made us live and take more secure and courageous steps in our earthly adventure.
Dear Selva, I conclude by emphasizing it was nice to find out that the most important movement that led us was that of gratuitous love: the endless love of Jesus who loves us with a human heart and leads us to experience this love and give ourselves with more generosity.