April 2, 2013

"He shows me how to love"

Perhaps you saw this image of Pope Francis hugging a boy with cerebral palsy on Easter Sunday. Dominic, the boy, was there with his siblings and parents and his father wrote a beautiful reflection on the encounter with the Holy Father for Catholic Moral Theology.

My favorite part:
"Yes, I give much to my son, Dominic. But he gives me more, WAY more. I help him stand and walk, but he shows me how to love. I feed him, but he shows me how to love. I bring him to physical therapy, but he shows me how to love. I stretch his muscles and joke around with him, but he shows me how to love. I lift him in and out of his chair, I wheel him all over the place, but he shows me how to love. I give up my time, so much time, for him, but he shows me how to love."

Read the rest here.


  1. Wow. Thanks so much for sharing. I know that I have a fear of someday having a disabled child, that others probably share. But then I read something like this and I KNOW everything would be fine. Better than fine even. Better than now maybe. Wow.

  2. that was so beautiful!!! I love when that woman in the square said, "Your son shows us how to love." so true!

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