Joy

‘Visitors are often astonished at the joy they sense at L’Arche. It surprises me too because I know how much suffering some people in our communities are carrying. I wonder then if all joy doesn’t somehow spring from suffering and sacrifice. Can those who are rich and live in comfort and security with everything they need, and refuse to be close to those who are suffering, be truly joyful?’

Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p. 319

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