The friendship between Adam and Aristotle, when we talk about the family / Fernanda Llergo Bay

This morning I will continue to share ideas about family from different perspectives. We understand the family as an organism that favors the natural movement of man towards unity or the search for personal fulfillment and fulfillment.

Within the very core of the family, we see its survival thanks to the solidarity that it naturally emanates, more to emphasize, we will emphasize the correspondence with the Greco-Latin anthropology that has its origins in society.

Aristotle mentioned Zone politician or the political animal, to grow up and live with others in the police, but to settle there only would equate us with a good forest or an effective hive that thrives thanks to coexistence in solidarity.

But man is a social being, but also one with logos, speech or words. The zoon logicon more deeply denotes man than Zone politician, because it extends far beyond the simple and necessary coexistence of solidarity in order to survive.

Logos, logikon means tongue, voice. Man not only expresses himself in terms of pleasure or pain, of instinctive natural survival, but he is a being to whom it is possible to pass, give a speech, think, reconsider, create. Speaking, in person, translates into conversation.

If we go back to Christian anthropology, with reference to the book about GenesisWe find this interesting reflection: Adam – before Eve’s creation – catalogs or registers beings in the way of a scientist. He lists them, because he understands that there is no suitable company for him, that none of the animals is a company equal to himself.

The deep sleep, in which God causes Adam to fall to take his rib from him, indicates the equality with which the woman was created. She is not another she is his sig. So Adam’s joy is enormous, his words sing: “These are already bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh” (Nácar-Colunga, 1985, Genesis 2:23).

That the flesh of the flesh speaks of a basic form of sexual love, but also the flesh in the biblical story signifies the centrality of the person, it symbolizes the self. This association requires friendship, conversation, harmony in the mind and purpose.

Here we also find Aristotelian correspondence: authentic friendship, love is only possible in equality. Therefore, marriage is the fullest friendship between a man and a woman.

It is no longer a question of my survival, of my own care, but of protecting and expanding my experience through you. The center is devoted that is intertwined and creates a family. For this reason, the family is always a community that talks and the naturally designed place where man is configured as a person.

I quote Don Juan Luis Lorda:

We know the strength of family lovers to bring out the best in people. […] Of course, normal parents sacrifice themselves without thinking that they are doing something extraordinary. [..] And this is relatively normal. So normal that its quality is sometimes not appreciated and is not sufficiently protected.

[…] Authentic love for children or spouses makes people generous, helps them overcome their innate selfishness, makes them better able to think of others. And in the end, it makes them more honest, more capable of answering what life demands of them. With the power of love, they get used to putting what they owe over what they personally want or want. (Lorda, 2011, pp. 203 and 204).

I would like to continue talking about the conversation, which so naturally occurs in the family, and discuss how we survive by living together, but we really live by talking, but I stay here and wait to continue with you in a next and quick case .


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