Inspiration from Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche

Jean VanierFor the handicapped person who has felt abandoned, there is only one reality that will bring him back to life: an authentic, tender and faithful relationship.  He must discover that he is loved and important to someone.  Only then will he discover that he is worthwhile; only then will his confusion turn into peace.  And to love is not to do something for someone; it is to be with him.  It is to rejoice in his presence; it is to give him confidence in the value of his being.

■ Jean Vanier

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