Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 4/21/09

// Jean Vanier English



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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