Fears

Sunday 16 November 2008, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

Because I fear your grasping hand calling me to the unknown of love, because I fear my emptiness, my poverty, my call to death, I fear myself, I close my hearth, I shut myself from you, my despairaing brother. Your presence is a call. Do I turn away or do I dare? Love is the greatest of all risks. Do I dare leap into the cool, swirling, living waters of loving fidelity?

- Jean Vanier, Tears of Silence, p. 22