martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010
A great Saint to Chile
Chile has always had many persons that gave his projects and ideas to well-being of our country, even giving their lifes. But, to me, the best gift to Chile is work for the soul of the country and its poorest children, like Alberto Hurtado. This saint came from a wealthy family poverty, which had the opportunity to study law at the Catholic University taking with it a great economic and social future. after fixing the economic situation of his family made the decision to enter the Jesuit seminary in Chile, studying theology in Belgium and later returned to Chile. His great physical work was the home of Christ, which was a roof for the homeless, especially street children off the streets. But his main work was to have changed the perspective of the general population to the physical and spiritual abandonment of the whole population, not just the homeless, but in all Chileans. The rich gave money, the poor gave their work, with this there was a sacrifice of love I needed, and moreover that gave some feed his hunger for love; its most representative sentence was "give until it hurts". His speeches have helped change the treatment of workers, opening the eyes of society on the lives they led. But but his proposal was beyond the socio-economic problems of the poor, wanted to change the hearts and minds of every Chilean, noting that next to each person there is someone who needs something, that does not depend only on the rich to give until it hurts, but it depends on who's account of his suffering brother aside. And the best way to solve it is responding to the question "What will Christ do in my place".
I think any question that I would make San Alberto Hurtado would be answered with their work life, but I think I would ask that I had to do to give my life to that love, and I would do it just to hear their voice and feel Christ in their words and inspiring me with your presence.
The best chilean is someone that make his project his life...