Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 4/3/09

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A Fundamental Breakage

One of our assistants reported that she’d heard a mother say to her child, "I would have aborted you if I could." Memories like these are very deep in the hearts of people, just as they are in children who were abused sexually. They can produce a fundamental breakage.

Jean Vanier, "Living Gently in a Violent World," p. 68



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