El latido del bosque (tchnienie lasu) A powrót ad fontes w kontekście kościoła i współczesnej kultury
«Il palpito del bosco» and a return to tje sourcs in the context of the church and contemporary cultue.
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The article presents a first academic approach to a poem by Carlos Garrulo («El latido del bosque. 1 – GÉNESIS. Libro de orígenes y germinaciones», Ediciones Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Santiago-Chile, 2008, 144 pages). The poem is the first of nine biblical reflections on the “wood” whose rustlings it wants to be perceived, as though going in search of a living truth, destined to live on in the future. It is an attempt to discover what can be found in Don Bosco which has the flavour of originality and novelty, or the power of a seed which once sown bursts to life, grows, and, in its maturity with the passing of time, is capable of germinating and perpetuating in the newness of today, in this way contributing to the re-awakening and rejuvenating of the world in the monotony of its old and daily rhythm. In the poem one can see a fragment of poetical-spiritual theology in action, a field of freedom without limits, aimed at an understanding which is prophetic not priestly, of the biblical exodus, whose presentation invites us to a “resurrection” of the charism and of the holiness of Don Bosco in these first years of the XXI century. This first analysis would lead to the affirmation that the poem of Garrulo is subject to an anthropology with characteristics similar to those of the prophets of Israel. One can see that it is a work unique in its own kind, which expresses realism and modernity together with a clarity of perspective for the future and a great beauty in order to profess a purified love of Don Bosco and his mission.
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