Thanks Mamma Bocelli

From Gary Bergel:

Andrea Bocelli, one of the best-known operatic singers in the world today, sat down at the piano during a charity performance for Haiti on June 1, 2010 and started telling a “little story.” He shared how a young pregnant woman went into the hospital with appendicitis.  Doctors put ice on her stomach, and later suggested she have an abortion, since they believed the baby would be born with some disability.  “But the young brave wife decided not to abort, and the child was born,” Bocelli recounted, sitting at the piano.  “That woman was my mother, and I was that child.”

Bocelli then publically thanked his mother for not ending his life.  “Maybe I’m partisan, but I can say it was the right choice,” the singer said.  “I hope this could encourage any mothers who sometimes find themselves in difficult situations, in those moments when life is complicated, but want to save the life of their baby.”

Bocelli was born partially blind with congenital glaucoma.  When he was still a boy he lost his sight completely.  Yet, at 53, he has sold more than 70 million records.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Ruth Anne shorter

    One of many stories of godly women responding positively to the life in their womb. What an encouraging story and I pray for the women of today as they are faced with decisions similar to this. It is not just about the mother but the child’s life and future.

  • James

    Thanks for sharing this, Scot.

  • MikeW

    Beautiful.


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