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Narrative Capitals/4 - Founding and Saving facts and acts aren’t always striking
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 03/12/2017
“Only infinite love can reduce itself and, in order to become finite, become incarnated in order to love the other, to love the other as a finite other.”
Jacques Derrida The Gift of Death (English translation by: David Wills)
Narrative capitals are pluralistic. Not all the stories they are composed of have the same value. Only a few are able to carry the weight of the new construction. ‘Wheat’ and ‘weeds’ are found in all fields of the earth, including those special fields where our ideals grow. At the beginning we must grow all the plants in the field, because - as the great evangelical metaphor says - if the peasants intervened to eradicate the weeds they would also tear away the good and precious ears of wheat.