The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. From them a deep. From Brokenness to Community has ratings and 40 reviews. Monique said: Vanier reminds me a lot of Nouwen, in that you should read with discernment as. 8 quotes from From Brokenness to Community: ‘To be in communion means to be with someone and to discover that we actually belong together. Communion.

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It is my belief that in our mad world, where there is so much pain, rivalry, hatred, violence, inequality and depression, that it is people who are vaner, rejected, marginalized, and counted as useless, who can become a source of life and of salvation for us as individuals, as well as for our world… Community is a wonderful place, it is life-giving; but it is also a place of pain, because it is a place of truth and of growth — the revelation frrom our pride, our fear and our brokenness.

Vanier has captured the essence of our own nature through his interaction with those we cokmunity “disabled”. I discovered something which I had never confronted before — that there were immense forces of darkness and hatred within my own heart.

From Brokenness to Community

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Jean Vanier has created a visual blue print that encompasses listening, seeing and feeling for those who have experienced or still on this journey of brokenness.

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From Brokenness to Community by Jean Vanier

A short gem of a book that addresses the way community, love and belonging heals brokenness – in body, mind and spirit. To love someone is not first of all to do things for them, but to reveal to them their beauty and value, to say to them through our attitude: No Urgent, passionate call to seek the strength to pursue community.

In many ways, the title of this book reflects the simple, yet extremely profound message of this volume, and of Vanier’s amazingly inspiring life: Jan 19, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Urgent, passionate call to seek the strength to pursue community.

Jean Vanier is a remarkable person. Nouwenbut it bore repeating.

Jean Vanier: From Brokenness to Community

There is then in community a loss of aggressive competition cultivated in our societies. The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor.

Reading it has challenged me grow. He then went to France to work in a students’ community outside of Paris. It is, in short, in the midst of relationship — creative relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world brokennfss large — that we find God.

Communion, in fact, gives the freedom to grow. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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While I think that could potentially be really true and convicting, I was disappointed in his failure to recognize that now all antagonism is created equal that of the oppressor towards the oppressed and vice versa and without the outward action and advocacy of these “clubs” there would likely be very little actual change We are called to grow together, each one becoming more fully himself or herself.


Reality is just too painful.

This would be great reading for any community to share in. There’s much to consider here. Becoming Human th Anniversary. However, the more widely read reader will find it redundant with a few good nuggets. Rather than blaming their parents, they blame themselves.

Thanks to Weezel, Frok have a new book to address my Jones for community. No trivia or quizzes yet. A mere 52 pages, it really is a bit comical to hold it canier your hands, and yet it still managed to pack a punch between its covers. It’s about building up others, being unselfish. Spirituality in Patient Care: There are now 1, Faith and Light communities in seventy-five countries. May 06, Craig Toth rated it it was amazing.

I can’t believe how To be in communion with someone also means to walk with them… For many people in pain there is no solution… It is a liberating experience for them to realize they do not have to conform to any preconceived idea about how they should be.

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