A dialogue with Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, and Jean Vanier (on telecast), founder of L'Arche communities, on their discovery of human identity in their life long experience with people with disabilities.
The condition of people with disabilities cannot be forgotten in any serious reflection on what is our true “I.” Rather, it deeply challenges the ideal of self-sufficiency typical of our age and may shed a truer light on the real essence of being human.
Barbara Gagliotti's review of Timothy Shriver's new book, Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most*, can be found at Humanum: Lessons in the Backyard.
An excerpt from the review:
*Shriver, Timothy, Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most (New York: Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014).