Hope and Love

Monday 26 January 2009, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

Loving someone does not simply mean doing things for them; it is much more profound. To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance; it is to understand them, understand their cries and their body language; it is to rejoice in their presence, spend time in their company and communicate with them. To love is to live a heart-to-heart relationship with another, giving to and receiving from each other.

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- Jean Vanier, Seeing Beyond Depression, p 19