Today, I had the opportunity to speak to Father Julián Carrón so as to clarify an aspect of what the Movement of Communion and Liberation understands its founder, Father Luigi Giussani to mean by doing charitable work. One of the central characteristics in the life of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation is doing charitable work, where I see “the final powerlessness of my love” and the presence of Christ now.
Fr. Giussani created a gesture to help us understand this law of charity, starting from experience: charitable work. He says that in order to understand, knowing is not enough –you must do. This is the edcucative value, for everybody, of charitable work, where we learn and verify the law of existence as a gift. ‘Our nature gives us the need to care for others. …We go to charitable work to satisfy this need. Therefore, if we want to learn this law, we can’t abandon this fundamental educative gesture.