There is a good “hurry in the air” in this time we live in. There is a necessary and urgent “stop”, which must force a “stand by”, even if momentary, in order to move forward, in a meaningful way.
The speed of life is dizzying. We are all in a hurry. One runs everywhere, in a thousand things, saying and doing. There is no time for anything. There is no time to stop, think, evaluate and take the right direction. To live well and dream. The risk of the rush of life that doesn’t give space to what really matters is real. Silence, listening, attention, all too difficult things in the vertiginous speed noise of everyday imperfect, unspeakable, unstoppable, paradoxical. This confirms that haste “is the enemy of perfection”. Certainly. But there is a good “hurry in the air” in this time we live in. There is a necessary and urgent “stop”, which must force a “stand by”, even if momentary, in order to move forward, with meaning. Because there are hurries that move. The greatest example is there: Mary listened to the Angel, responded with a “yes” to God’s project and, sure of her mission, left “hastily”. He leaves immediately when he sees Isabel’s need. She is in a hurry to help and announce to her cousin the marvel of God that was happening to her. The rush to “take care of others” and “announce Jesus” shows non-conformity, it becomes urgent. It emerges and changes everything. Don’t let it stop. Maria allowed herself to be questioned. She didn’t apologize, she wasn’t indifferent. She thought more of others than on herself. And this gave dynamism and enthusiasm to her life. Literally filled her with God. Thanks to the reaction, to the moment of attention, to the adrenaline of the “good news” (Gospel) that came true, she became God’s rush. The things of God, urge. They’re in a hurry. They take the path of proximity and encounter. There is a rush in the face of the needs that surround us. There is haste in commitment, in availability, in service. In Love. In good, well done. To reach those in need. To go. To change. To build a different world. To dream God’s dream of the new humanity of which all young people are builders. For all this there is a hurry. Everyone will hear your voice, youngsters! Let’s raise our arms, roll up our sleeves, there’s a rush in the air!