Saturday, 7 May 2016


Caring II

We can only care for others if we are cared for....Caring is not something sentimental; it means giving time, listening, affirming, understanding and encouraging. It means also challenging and evaluating, when necessary....To care for people does not mean to flatter them; it is to help them discover their own worth and their gifts, in order to grow in truth, and to accept their brokenness and shadow sides...
Jean Vanier
Letter to My Brothers and Sisters in L'Arche
(1996) Introduction p. 19

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