FoC 159: Vulnerable Bodies And Our Need For Each Other with Leah Libresco Sargeant

06.15.2021 - By The Fountains of Carrots Podcast

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Leah Libresco Sargeant is one of our favorite Catholic voices. She is wise, insightful, and unfailingly kind. Leah is wife to Alex, mum to the lovely young Beatrice, author of Arriving at Amen and Building the Benedict Option, and contributing editor of Plough Quarterly–one of the finest Christian publications available these days.

In this episode we talked about Leah’s recent piece in Plough titled Let the Body Testify: Whose Bodies Matter? We discuss the way vulnerable bodies like the unborn, women, people of color, and people with medical conditions are neglected (and required to carry the burden of translating pain) and how community, the offering of help, and the acceptance of help can be an answer to navigating the world. Are we ashamed to ask for help in crises or even the “normal” difficult season like pregnancy and post-partum? Are we dismissive of others’ struggles because we’ve accepted an extreme individualist worldview that forgets that we belong to each other?

Lots to unpack in this one so grab a glass of iced tea (it’s hot out there!) and enjoy the beautiful conversation!

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