The Gift of Life

Wednesday 19 November 2008, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

Just yesterday I was with my community in Trosly: a beautiful community made up of many very simple people, all of them quite limited in their capacities. Most of them can neither read nor write; they move slowly or clumsily. Some cannot even speak or walk or eat on their own.

And I come here to tell you how much life these people have given me, that they have an incredible gift to bring to our world, that they are a source of hope, peace and perhaps salvation for our wounded world.

- Jean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community, p.9