Protection for Continuity

Tuesday 6 October 2009, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

I am rather concerned about communities without any traditions, which refuse to accept external authority. This could be the state, or a bishop, or authority born of a network of sister communities. For without an external authority a community will not outlive its founder for long and, if there is no external control at all, the founder will be in danger of making some serious mistakes.


- Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.130