Sunday, July 28, 2013


But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. -- 1 Corinthians 1:27

"The cry of the oppressed, the lonely, and the rejected
is essentially a cry
for recognition, presence, and communion.
Their cry disturbs,
creates fear,
provokes rejection.
But if they are listened to,
they can also awaken the hearts
of the powerful and the wise,
calling them to change,
to conversion;
calling them not just to organize and do things
with generosity
but to enter into communion with them.
As the powerful listen to the cry of love
surging up gently from the oppressed and the powerless,
they can begin to accept and love
the vulnerable child within themselves."
~Jean Vanier

Picture taken by me on my mission trip to Peru two years ago. 

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