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Rome, March 2, 1977
Interview for Vatican Radio. Recorded on 2 March 1977 and then aired by Vatican Radio 7 April 1977.
A mixture of delicate sweetness and contained sadness, an atmosphere of solemnity invades the soul on remembering what happened that Thursday twenty centuries ago.
God became man. He could do everything. But it was in the logic of love that he, having fulfilledsuch a step in coming from the Trinity to earthly life, would not remain for only 33 years – even if he ledan extraordinary divine life – but would find the way to remain for all centuries to come and to be presentall over the world at the climax of his love: sacrifice and glory, death and resurrection. And he remained.Contrived by his divine fantasy, he invented the Eucharist. It’s his name which reaches the extreme measure.Theresa of Lisieux would say: “Oh Jesus, let me say, in my overflowing gratitude, let me say that your love reached madness….”