Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 4/8/09

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A Spirituality of Life

[When we start helping the weak and the poor to rise] everyone will begin to change. Those who have power and riches will start to become more humble, and those who are rising up will leave behind their need to be victims, their need to be angry or depressed....This is the spirituality of life, that helps people to rise up and take their place. It is not a spirituality of death. Jesus wants those who have been crushed to rise up and those who have power to discover that there is another road, a road of sharing and compassion.

- Jean Vanier, -Jean Vanier, Living Gently in a Violent World.> pp. 71-72

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