What does it really mean to be parents? It is a gift or a right?
Furthermore, upon what is conjugal love founded? As John Paul II said,
“Parents must want the new human creature in the same way that the Creator
wants him, for himself.” Thus, to be parents is essentially to receive a
gift that gives a new prospect of love, understood from the lens of
reciprocal generosity and gift of self. This was one of the greatest
invitations and teachings of John Paul II. Rafael Hurtado from the
Universidad Panamericana (Guadalajara, Mexico) has studied this in detail
by meticulously retracing John Paul II’s theological, pastoral and poetic
thought on parenthood: a topic that has been the center of debates,
disputes and questions that seek to understand its true meaning.