Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 2/17/09

// Jean Vanier English



Superficiality

The value of efficiency, power, money and pleasure have become all-important in our world today. They tend to eliminate the values of compassion, humility and presence to the powerless. The mass media nourish and encourage this vision rooted in force, in which exteriority and appearance are more important than interiority and being. We constantly need people to remind us of where true inner freedom and peace are to be found.

- Jean Vanier, An Ark for the Poor, p.101

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