Whether in a family or in society, there must be room for gracious gift, not just equal value exchange, even for the sake of justice.
January 10, 2010
Caritas in Veritate
We can only imagine the look that poor Hannah gave Elkanah after he said “why are you crying. Am I not worth more to you than ten sons?” In Israel, as in many cultures today, having a son is economic security in old age. The sons had