We are living a time of openness to the surprises of God manifested in history. This unprecedented time of human history, crossed by a serious environmental, ethical, economic, existential crisis, and now aggravated by the experience of the pandemic, poses questions on ‘what to do’, how to act, which prospects are opening before us.

I finally respond to the gentle request for a testimony of these two and a half months I spent in the company of Coronavirus-19. As I start writing, the knot in my throat grows tighter and my eyes fog up: I am surprised by this reaction, but I accept it.

For about three weeks I have preparing myself to write; I could bring myself to do it only today, after a happy meeting on zoom with the young university students of the Oratory. We were led by Fr. Emanuele in a reading of our times in the company of the disciples of Emmaus.