The Mystery of Pain

Monday 17 November 2008, by Willem Kuypers // Jean Vanier English

It is important to enter into the mystery of pain,

The pain of our brothers and sisters in countries that are at war,

The pain of our brothers and sisters who are sick, who are hungry, who are in prison;

Brothers and sisters who do not know where they will sleep this night;

It is important to enter into the pain of all those for whom no one cares and who are alone; all those who are living grief and loss.
- Jean Vanier, Befriending the Stranger, p.87