Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Discovering the Possibilities

"So much suffering comes from disappointment. We wait for something which we believe will bring us happiness, and it does not arrive. We see only the negative things that have come our way, illness, a child with a handicap, and we close up in anger and rebellion.
Human wisdom means coming back down to earth; not closing ourselves up in a beautiful ideal which we must attain, but
welcoming reality just as it is;
discovering God present in reality;
not struggling against reality, but working with it;
discovering the seed of life, the possibilities hidden in it. "
Jean Vanier, Our Journey Home, page 165

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