Jean Vanier Quotes

Jean Vanier Quotes: The cry for love and communion and for recognition that rises from the hearts of people in need reveals the fountain of love in us and our capacity to give life.
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Jean Vanier Quote: Look at your own poverty welcome it cherish it don't be afraid share your death because thus you will share your love and your life
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Quotes about Jean Vanier: When people love each other, they are content with very little. When we have light and joy in our hearts, we don't need material wealth. The most loving communities are often the poorest. If our own life is luxurious and wasteful, we can't approach poor people. If we love people, we want to identify with them and share with them.
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Quote about Jean Vanier: We have to remind ourselves constantly that we are not saviours. We are simply a tiny sign, among thousands of others, that love is possible, that the world is not condemned to a struggle between oppressors and oppressed, that class and racial warfare is not inevitable.
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Jean Vanier Sayings: To invite others to live with us is a sign that we aren't afraid, that we have a treasure of truth and of peace to share.
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Jean Vanier Saying: If we love (the poor) people, we want to identify with them and share with them.
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Sayings about Jean Vanier: We who are rich are often demanding and difficult. We shut ourselves up in our apartments and may even use a watchdog to defend our property. Poor people, of course, have nothing to defend and often share the little they have. When people have all the material things they need, they seem not to need each other. They are self-sufficient. There is no interdependence. There is no love.
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Saying about Jean Vanier: Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness
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Jean Vanier Quotes: Love is to recognize that the other person is a person, is precious, is important and has value.
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Jean Vanier Quote: The response to war is to live like brothers and sisters. The response to injustice is to share. The response to despair is a limitless trust and hope. The response to prejudice and hatred is forgiveness. To work for community is to work for humanity. To work for peace is to work for a true political solution; it is to work for the Kingdom of God. It is to work to enable every one to live and taste the secret joys of the human person united to the eternal.
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Quotes about Jean Vanier: [...] We have to realize that this wound [of loneliness] is inherent in the human condition and that what we have to do is walk with it instead of fleeing from it. We cannot accept it until we discover that we are loved by God just as we are, and that the Holy Spirit in a mysterious way is living at the centre of the wound.
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Quote about Jean Vanier: People cannot accept their own evil if they do not at the same time feel loved, respected and trusted.
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Jean Vanier Sayings: ...Individualistic material progress and the desire to gain prestige by coming out on top have taken over from the sense of fellowship, compassion and community. Now people live more or less on their own in a small house, jealously guarding their goods and planning to acquire more, with a notice on the gate that says, 'Beware of the Dog.
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Jean Vanier Saying: We discover that we are at the same time very insignificant and very important, because each of our actions is preparing the humanity of tomorrow; it is a tiny contribution to the construction of the huge and glorious final humanity
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Sayings about Jean Vanier: To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance.
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Saying about Jean Vanier: One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.
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Jean Vanier Quotes: To love someone is not first of all to do things for them,but to reveal to them their beauty and value, to say to them 	through our attitude: 'You are beautiful. You are important. I trust you. You can trust yourself.'
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Jean Vanier Quote: Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don't talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.
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