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Mate, or the Everydayness of Charis and Kairós in deep America

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“Mate,” a Guarani beverage very popular in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil, is much more than a simple infusion: it makes social bonds stronger, it becomes a symbol of  community identity, and it works as a metaphor for divine love, or what we can call “grace.” This is because of its resistance, its capacity to build bridges; it feeds, it is lived with intimacy—people share the pipe that is used to drink it—and it also makes fraternity possible. Furthermore, no one can be excluded when one drinks mate, and the rituals associated to it transform every moment of sharing into a “kairós” that can be renewed daily.

Mate, or the Everydayness of Charis and Kairós in deep America

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Numero 17 GRACE July, 2016 - Autore:  Condividi

 

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