JEAN VANIER FROM BROKENNESS TO COMMUNITY PDF

No group is immune — the Catholic church, Boy Scouts, politicians, or business leaders. Most of the time, it is distanced from our reality. They are either groups we are part of but people we are unfamiliar with, or they are people we only recognize from television. Until it hits home. Prior to his death last year, Vanier was a highly celebrated religious leader who dedicated his life to people with learning disabilities. Although none of the women were developmentally challenged, the revelation that he had used his ministry to prey on others is horrific click here to read the story.

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A mere 52 pages, it really is a bit comical to hold it in your hands, and yet it still managed to pack a punch between its covers. I found myself underlining quite a bit of this and much of what he said resonated a lot with me. Nouwen , but it bore repeating. One thing I found interesting, especially after reading a lot of liberation theology, is my discomfort with his use of the beatitudes and the notion of poverty. Towards the end of the book, he sort of chastises "clubs" against racism, nuclear war, etc.

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 With that said, if you can sort of excuse that element of the work, I do think the invitation into spiritual poverty is a really true and beautiful notion, and the book is still packed with helpful wisdom and insight on community living despite its size.

I would recommend this book for anyone who works with people, especially in the development of people i. In the first, as someone who was called to community with the mentally disabled, he talks about what he found those with whom he was called had to teach him.

In the second, he speaks more broadly about community - its difficulty, its challenges to us, and its redeeming and resurrecting power. These lectures are very powerful, and I highly recommend them. Simple and profound. Apr 13, Brandon Desiderio rated it it was amazing Infinitely re-readable.

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Jean Vanier: From Brokenness to Community

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 weak, 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…. Another awesome book by Jean Vanier. Vanier is a spiritual master and writer like Nouwen. To love someone is not first of all to do things for them but to reveal to them their beauty and value. However, the more widely read reader will find it redundant with a few good nuggets.

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A mere 52 pages, it really is a bit comical to hold it in your hands, and yet it still managed to pack a punch between its covers. I found myself underlining quite a bit of this and much of what he said resonated a lot with me. Nouwen , but it bore repeating. One thing I found interesting, especially after reading a lot of liberation theology, is my discomfort with his use of the beatitudes and the notion of poverty. Towards the end of the book, he sort of chastises "clubs" against racism, nuclear war, etc.

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