The one who runs from his soul’s reality is a liar.
St. Valeriu Gafencu
In this night we celebrate the Nativity of Christ. The only new happening on Earth from the beginning of existence. And I think that isn’t astonishing that God is almighty, because he is God, isn’t it? But I do think that it is astonishing that God could became so small. Small and weak like a man, giving to the others the possibility to kill Him. And of course, “the others” didn’t missed the opportunity…
Approximatively one year ago, Peter McNab, from DUnit crew, has died. And I wonder… What is the finality of the life? A life of a programmer… I think that coders are a special kind of men because they must continuously create. For the others. You know, like a poet or much more like a creator…
There was many centuries ago a man. It is said that he was the greatest general in the entire mankind history. At the age of only 30 he managed to build in few years one of the greatest empires in history, from the Adriatic Sea till India. Due of such extraordinary success and flattery of his court he started to believe himself god and had accesses of megalomania and paranoia. But suddenly he realized that he will die in few days. And the evidence of his death changed him. He started to became a man again. It is said that his last words were…
Bury my body and don’t build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.
Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC)
…and his empire disappeared shortly after his death.
But remained the Hellenistic culture. The man disappears from history but remains his help, his echo in the hearts of the others. We are rational. We are free. That’s why there must be a final judgment. How much we lived for the others. How much we loved them.
Yes, as you probably realize, I won’t mention Peter’s death if he didn’t help us (as community) so much. And that’s why perhaps someone said:
…for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs, Apple.
And I think that precisely this was the main reason for which Christ was born. To overcome the death.
Merry Christmas to all!