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Open Letter To Pope Jean Paul II

Open letter to the Pope - Lettre ouverte au Pape - Offener Brief zum Papst

To his Holiness the Pope Jean-Paul II
He is so beautiful the path that was drawn by God!
Why do we wander in the desert since two thousand years?

Il est si beau le chemin qui fut tracT par Dieu!
Pourquoi errons nous dans le dTsert depuis deux mille ans?
Er ist der Pfad, der von Gott gezeichnet wurde, so sch÷n!
Warum laufen wir seit zwei tausend Jahren in der Wnste herum?

Alzati gli occhi verso i suoi discepoli, Ges· diceva:
"Beati voi poveri,perchT vostro F il regno di Dio.
Beati voi che ora avete fame,perchT sarete saziati.
Beati voi che ora piangete,perchT riderete.

Heureux serez-vous, lorsque les hommes vous hanront, lorsqu'ils vous
excommunieront et insulteront, et proscriront votre nom comme mauvaise a
cause du Fils de l'homme. RTjouissez-vous en ce jour-la et traissaillez de
joie, car voici que votre rTcompense est grande dans le ciel: c'est ainsi en
effet que leurs pFres traitaient les prophFtes.

But alas for you who are rich: you are having your consolation now.
Alas for you who are full now: you shall go hungry.
Alas for you who laugh now: you shall mourn and weep.
Alas for you when the world speaks well of you! This was the way their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Aber euch, die ihr zuh÷rt, sage ich: Liebet eure Feinde! Tut Gutes denen,
die euch hassen! Segnet, die euch fluchen! Beter fvr die, die euch schlecht
behandeln! Dem, der dich auf die Wange schlSgt, halte auch die andere hin,
und dem, der dir den Mantel wegnimmt, verweigere auch nicht das Untergewand.

Da' a chiunque ti chiede; e a chi prende del tuo, non richiederlo. Ci) che
volete gli uomini facciano a vio, anche voi fatelo a loro. Se amate quelli
che vi amano, che merito ne avrete? Anche i peccatori fanno lo stesso. E se
fate del bene a coloro che vi fanno del bene, che merito ne avrete? Anche i
peccatori fanno lo stesso. E se prestate a coloro da cui speratz ricevere,
che merito ne avrete? Anche i peccatori concedono prestiti ai peccatori per
riceverne altrettanto.

Mais aimez vos ennemis, faites du bien et prOtez sans rien espTrer en
retour; et votre rTcompense sera grande, et vous serez les fils du
TrFs-Haut, lui qui est bon pour les ingrats et les mTchands. Soyez
misTricordieux, comme votre PFre est misTricordieux. Et ne jugez point, et
vous serez point jugTs; ne condamnez point, et vous ne serez point
comdamneTs; absolvez et vous serez absous.

Give, and there will be gifts for you; a full measure, pressed down, shaken
together, and running over, will be poured into your lap; because the amount
you measure out is the amount you will be given back"....
Why do you call me: 'Lord, Lord' and don't do what I say?

Jeder, der zu mir kommt und meine Worte h÷rt und sie befolgt - ich will euch
zeigen, wen er gleich ist. Er gleicht einem Mann, der ein Haus baut: er hat
gegraben und ausgeschachtet und das Fundament auf den Felsen gelegt: als
aber das Hochwasser kam, brandete die Flut gegen jenes Haus und vermochte es
nicht zu erschnttern, weil es gut gebaut war.

Chi invece ascolta e non mette in pratica, F simile a un uomo che ha
costruito una casa sulla terra, senza fondamenta. Il fiume la investi e
subito croll); e la rovina di quella casa fu grande!" ECCO, la vostra casa
vi viene lasciata deserta! Vi dico infatti che non mi vedrete pi· fino al
tempo in cui directe: "Benedetto colui che viene nel nome del Signore!"

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