Forgiveness and Celebration

Wednesday 31 December 2008, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

Forgiveness and celebration are at the heart of community. These are the two faces of love. Celebration is a communal experience of joy, a song of thanksgiving. We celebrate the fact of being together; we give thanks for the gifts we have been given. Celebration nourishes us, restores hope, and brings us the strength to live with the suffering and difficulties of everyday life.
- Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.313