Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Two Essential Elements

Two Essential Elements

Celebration and forgiveness are the fruits of community life; they also create this life of togetherness and bonding. A community that no longer celebrates and lives forgiveness will tend to break up, each one behind her or her closed door. It will become a bad institution.
Jean Vanier
Letter to My Brothers and
Sisters in L'Arche 
(1996), p. 29


  1. Even in churches, where we should know and love the people in the next pew – all too often we don’t. Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes the loneliness of the crowed pews; “The pious fellowship permits no one to be a sinner. So everybody must conceal his sin from himself and from the fellowship. We dare not be sinners. Many Christians are unthinkably horrified when a real sinner is suddenly discovered among the righteous. So we remain alone with our sin, living in lies and hypocrisy. The fact is that we are sinners!”


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