“Every Child a Wanted Child”: I read The Meaning of Birth

“Every Child a Wanted Child”: I read The Meaning of Birth March 2, 2022

for Fare Forward:

…For Testori this sabbath conception is a microcosm of what all conceptions inherently are. Love, experiencing its self-emptying helplessness, welcomes a new and even more helpless creature. The core of this slender book is the idea that dependence and love are inextricably linked. We no longer know how to be “wanted,” Testori and his interlocutor Luigi Giussani argue, because we can’t accept our own dependence. Believing our lives must be earned, we have lost the trust in a loving Creator who will never make us earn our living.

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