Managing Monday with Jean Vanier – take 3

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Jean Vanier (1928- ), founder of the L’Arche communities for people with developmental disabilities, is a theologian, philosopher and author. A champion for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities, Vanier has done the truly remarkable – he has demonstrated the value and beauty of imperfection.

Here are some of his insights…

  • Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness – Jean Vanier
  • All of us have a secret desire to be seen as saints, heroes, martyrs. We are afraid to be children, to be ourselves – 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 – Jean Vanier

Nice chatting…

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