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Lubowicki, Kazimierz. 2007. Sylwetka ojca w Promieniowaniu ojcostwa (The figure of the father in 'Promieniowanie ojcostwa' [radiance of fatherhood]). 9 pp.
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Promieniowanie ojcostwa is a poetical treatise depicting the inner dynamics of fatherhood. It can be interpreted with reference to spiritual fatherhood of consecrated persons as well as the fathers of families. Fatherhood is not a naturalistic reality but a religious vocation that is not restricted to biological or psycho-sociological abilities of a man. Its source is God Father. Maturing for fatherhood is not done immediately but gradually. A relation between a father and a child is a relation distant from paternalism, having nothing in common with one-sided submission. Also, it is free from mutual idealization, based rather on disinterested love and reciprocal choice. The most significant step in the maturing process of them both is turning towards God. Here, the relationship of spiritual fatherhood is neither a poetical metaphor nor something nonobligatory and transitory because love sets free-both the father and his child from freedom. (Adapted from the source document) (LLBA, Accession Number 200809385, (c) CSA [2008]. All rights reserved.)