Monthly Archives: April 2017

Domino news

This Springtime we had av very lively community of students at Sandgatan, people coming and going all day, studying in the library, sitting talking or eating together in the hall or playing the piano. We have quite a few excellent piano players, like Philipp who played after a Sunday Mass, or Filip who made quite a concert for some of us the other day. The Friendship group also made some singing out in the streets of Lund when meeting with the homeless people.
It´s something wiith this playing, if it´s music or just a playful attitude, that is so important. It creates beauty that goes beyond the rational sense, links people esily to each other and to life, to God. When Jesus talks in parables, itn´t that a kind of playing, evoking images and life in each one of us? On Sunday 7th we´ll see the film Life is beautiful, and there you meet with a man who makes play in favour of life, and as resistence to inhuman conditions. yours br Björn

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The God of Technology

In the film 2001. A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick tells about a future (now already longtime past…) from the view point of year 1968.  It´s a film brilliant in technology and estaetics, but lacking in some way humans of flesh and blood.  On a space craft expedition, more evoking interest in the 60ies then in our time, there is a the crew member, Hal, who is the brain (and the heart?) of the expedition. Hal is a computor who never failed in his predictions. Everyone is putting their complete trust in him. Hal (very close to Heil, isn´t it?) is their God, the technological system is God. A voice from far avay, 1968 – but not so far from our own world, is it? How are we looking at the technological systems that interfers in our lives? Do we protect our judgement and freedom from their dominance?
Last week there was in many cities a March for science, organized by scientifics who claims that only scientificly proved facts should ground the public discussion. Isn´t this again the God of technology they put faith in? Yes, faith, because they choose what they rely on. Love and friendship cannot be proved in the same way, yet they are real facts of  life. But as with God, there has to be a personal engagement, persons of flesh and blood, to make them come forth.

Glad Påsk/Happy Easter!

Thanks for a really good time at Domino this semester – let´s celebrate this Easter in joy of the gift of life. How could we celebrate? St Paul taks about being a foul for Christ. Istn´t that about going a bit further, being unconventional in our thinking, behaviour and choices. What could direct us? That Christ is the truth, the one who creates relations, Love himself, yours br Björn