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Gospel stories of decisive encounters with Jesus that changed the life of the disciples. Narratives that can shape up the lives of young people

Disciples at the feet of the Master

The joy of living, the capacity to receive and to be a gift for others are renewed in the encounter with Christ and in listening to His Word; it is at the feet of the Master that the mission is renewed, purifying the dynamism of service and spreading the scent of life.

The heart's gaze

In the Gospel of Luke we have a narrative of two special encounters where the essence is in the heart’s gaze and in the inner desire to see the face of Jesus. To believe is to recover this ability, this gift of raising our eyes, of fixing our gaze on that of Jesus and of anchoring in Him our desire…

Encounters along the way

Each day is a new beginning… we return to a path in search of fulfillment and personal happiness. For the Christian, life is a journey following Jesus. He writes the script and the decisive encounters happen, unforeseen, along the way.

The Beloved Son

In the encounter on the mountain, Jesus reveals Himself and manifests His identity as the Son of God. In each encounter, He reveals Himself and is transfigured so that we may experience His glory and our life, as disciples, may be transformed by faith and faithful following.

Jesus opens our eyes

In the encounter with the man born blind, Jesus reveals Himself as the Light of the World, as the One who brings us into the light of life. Physical healing is a symbol of inner healing that awakens the heart and mind to faith in Jesus.

The fountain of happiness

In her encounter with Jesus, the Samaritan woman recovers the sense and the reason to live. This is the grace we seek as we enter into this narrative: to know the gift of God, which Jesus has to offer to those who encounter Him.

A failed encounter

In Nicodemus’ dialogue with Jesus, we recognize the beauty of the encounter. But we also see how the dialogue can be derailed by parallel paths and abort the encounter. Our encounter with Christ can be left half-way and His grace ends up hostage of our ambiguities.

Come and see!

A text of John’s Gospel gives us the description of the first meeting of two disciples with Jesus. It is a classic, a must-read at the beginning of this series of meetings with Jesus and reflections on the missionary vocation as a place of encounter.

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