Saturday, June 12, 2010

Someone capable of love

"My studies in Aristotle helped me to order my thoughts, and to distinguish what really matters from what is less important. Aristotle loved all that is human. He made me pay attention not primarily to ideas but to reality and experience. But I differ from Aristotle over certain aspects of anthropology, particularly over his definition of the human being as a 'rational animal', a definition which excludes people with intellectual disabilities from humanity.
I would sooner define the human being as 'someone capable of love'. "


quote from Jean Vanier, Our Journey Home

2 comments:

Kristi said...

Just beautiful Jacqui.Big hugs sent all the way to South Africa. Wow a long way away from me.

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

I love it!!!!!