The meaning of the meeting is very valuable to everyday life.
Through a meeting we give and we take; through it, our lives become social and productive. Without meetings, there is almost no life.
From the baby that, once born, starts looking for its mother, to the dying old man who wants to meet his loved ones for the last time, our lives are nothing more than meeting experiences: with friends, relatives, teachers, coworkers and without meeting our lives are not smooth but far from it.
Through people’s meetings, the day-to-day decisions of our lives are being made, from the international stock markets that determine the economy to significant other with which I want to spend most of my time.
This practice was used by Christ himself to convey the message: he met not only his disciples, but he also met the Samaritan, the Centurion, and dozens of other people with whom he exchanged views, laid down teachings, and explained the secrets of life, present and eternal.
Christ – and, later, his disciples – did not use personal and definitive isolation from the world, but instead met with countless people of all ages and social classes, precisely because without this encounter, nothing essential can be done in the world.
From friends in cafes to classes in university amphitheaters, from friends we meet on facebook to the shopkeeper we go to buy something, all express the practical need for a meeting, and obviously this need is not superficial and negligible, but it is the rule and necessity of everyday life.
And the better use we make of each meeting, the better our lives become. So, if meeting with other people is valuable and necessary for our survival, then the meeting with our creator is even more valuable and brings wealth and life, present and not only.