Published: Monday, 03 January 2011 14:14
Written by Isaias Hernando
Interview with Paco Toro
By Isaías Hernando
from "Economy of Communion - a new culture" N.32 - December 2010
In 1972, two years after Paco married his wife Lola and had two children, he decided to start a business that distributed chemical products for agriculture. To do so, he and his family moved to Jaen, a Spanish province that boasts of its 600 million hectares of olive groves and is the top producer of olive oil in the world. In 1994, Paco and Lola adhered to the EoC.
Paco, why did you decide to adhere to the EoC?
When Chiara launched the project, I was filled with joy. She opened a horizon to a very concrete, social, ethical and human commitment. Not only has our business grown since then, but our family has, too. We now have seven children, some of them in college, and we have many expenses. We’ve committed ourselves to the EoC as our answer to God, the Father of everyone, who was calling us through this phrase of the Gospel: “If someone says ‘I love God’ but hates his brother, he is a liar”.
What has the EoC given you?
A new, bigger dimension. Even before, I tried to do think in front of God, but then I found a more supernatural dimension. I no longer worked only for my family, but for a bigger family with whom I even share the fruits of my work. Your heart opens this way. Humanity is close, and you feel more like a child of God and a brother of everyone, both those who are far and near and those are part of the business or collaborate with it.
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