Scenario of a search for what counts

The scientist Werner, the entrepreneur Hermann and the artist Albert have been friends for years, but they never took the time to talk about such fundamental questions as their believes. When Hermann expresses doubt about the virgin conception of Mary, a heated discussion begins among the three which challenges each of them to reconsider his views and to listen to that of the others.

They talk about the existence of God, the Bible and the opposing positions of science and faith, putting to the test their friendship, given that none of them is certain that he will find sufficient ground for continuing their closeness. Albert, the artist, reveals that for him there are two spheres of life: the sphere which he recognizes as the worldly sphere, and the other one in which he lives with his consciousness. The worldly reality, he considers as our awareness of nature which can be researched and exploited by scientific and technical means while the sphere of consciousness is where faith, artistic creation and appreciation, love, hope and the recognition of the wonders of nature and life have their place – in our mind, our heart, and our soul. Werner counters that these phenomena are also subject of scientific research, but Albert holds that what neurologists and sociologies research and discover cannot explain how Mozart was able, over and above mastering musical instruments and laws of harmony, to create felicity, grafting, joy and grief. Only in this sphere, he holds, being a human begins. Albert comes up with the idea of a common meal with three courses which he hopes will allow them to discover a solid base for their friendship. The two others accept and finally zero in on trust and solidarity as the essentials of their relationship and mission.