Concrete Things: “these and not others” in the expressions of faith which have accompanied us for two millennia.
« ... The Son of God became incarnate to pour forth in the soul of men the sentiment of brotherhood. All are brothers, all are sons of God: Abba, as he called the Father. I am showing you the way, he said. Follow me and you will find the Father and all of you will be sons and he will take pleasure in you. The agape, the love of each of us for all the others, which you give to those nearest to and furthest from you, is, exactly, the only manner which Jesus indicated for us to find the way of salvation and of the Beatitudes ».
« ... My brother Domenico used to tell me that here we make Adoration. Even this bread has need to be listened to, because Jesus is present and hidden behind the simplicity and meekness of a loaf. And here is Jesus hidden in these children, in these little ones, in these persons. We adore the Flesh of Christ upon the Altar; in these we find the wound of Jesus. Jesus as He is hidden in the Eucharist and Jesus as He is hidden in these wounds. They have need to be heard! Perhaps not only in the newspapers, as news; that is a way of listening which lasts one, two, or three days, and then comes another bit of news, and another...They should be listened to by those who call themselves, “Christians”. A Christian adores Jesus, a Christian searches for Jesus, a Christian knows how to recognize the wounds of Jesus. And today, all of us, here, should say: “These wounds ought to be heard!”. Ma there is something else which gives us hope. Jesus is present in the Eucharist, here is the Flesh of Jesus; Jesus is present among us, this is the Flesh of Jesus: the wounds of Jesus are in these persons ».
« ... One unique and identical Christ, Lord, only-begotten Son, which we ought to recognize in two natures, without confusion, without mutation, without division, without separation. The difference of nature is not, in fact, negated by their union, but, rather, the properties of each are safeguarded and reunited in one sole person and one sole hypostasis ».