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Tsunamis That Strike Our Existence

A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."
— Stephen Crane
The existentialist attitude can never comprehend meaning and so lapses into nihilism, but a personalist response that expects meaningfulness begins with the proposition: EX NIHILO...
The meaning of things—for us, who have not created them, nor who have made ourselves—cannot be demonstrated in an impossible, cold, logical concatenation of everything, but in the warmth of a relationship that supports us for the time necessary for its unveiling, which—in any case—at least in this life, will never be total.

A destiny that is simply fate does not take away tragedy: it sharpens it, because it makes the pain not only necessary, but also irredeemable. This is what the Gospel verse refers to, "Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did." That is, you will die without meaning.
Giancarlo Cesana