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We are the true materialists

 

WE ARE THE TRUE MATERIALISTS 

WHO BELIEVE IN THE RISEN CHRIST!

 

In this short text (in the form of a letter to Don Alfredo Nesi, a priest of the Opera della Madonnina del Grappa, then a parish priest in the "Corea" quarter, a working-class area on the outskirts of Livorno) La Pira's thoughts regarding foundations of Christianity's "revolutionary" message

 

If Christ has risen -and he has - this glorious resurrected Body inevitably involves the whole material creation (Note: material!) and the spiritual, political and civil creation of the world. 

This glorious body acts exactly like a transforming yeast, an attraction and a transformer, for the whole cosmic and historical reality. 

It acts on the entire cosmos , forging, in a manner of speaking , over time, a new heaven and new earth of eternity...