Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 3/1/09

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The Call

Each one of us is called to bridge the gap between the capable, rich person within us and the broken and fearful person who is also in us but whom we hide away. That means that those of us who have power, capacities, and wealth allow ourselves in small or big ways to be pruned, to be called from fear and egoism to love and truth, to share our lives with those who have no hope. The weak, the broken, on the other hand, are called to rise up, leaving their despair as they discover they are loved and respected. It is not always easy to accept hope and to receive help.

- Jean Vanier
Letter to My Brothers and Sisters in L’Arche
(1996) Introduction p. 8-9

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