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Jean Vanier Quotes: Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we want them to be.
         

Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we want them to be.


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I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.



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Those we most often exclude from the normal life of society, people with disabilities, have profound lessons to teach us



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Prayer is like a secret garden made up of silence and rest and inwardness. But there are a thousand and one doors into this garden and we all have to find our own.



Love is to recognize that the other person is a person, is precious, is important and has value.

Love is to recognize that the other person is a person, is precious, is important and has value.



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Life is a succession of crises and moments when we have to rediscover who we are and what we really want.





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This page presents the quote "Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we want them to be.". Author of this quote is Jean Vanier. This quote is about love, people, wounds, want, community,.