Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Good book...

This will get a full review in the 100 books thing but I just need to go on record and say how much I am enjoying Jean Vanier's Community and Growth.. every page pretty much has a gem on it. He's so honest about community it really draws you in.. but also doesn't sayu that its the right way for everyone. This morning's favourite bit:

"Some people find it hard to live with others. They need a lot of time to themselves, a great sense of freedon and above all, no tensions. They simple must not feel under pressure; if they do they will become depressed or aggressive. These people are often very sensitive and delicate; they almost have too great a richness of heart. They could not cope with the difficulties of community life. They are rather called to live alone or with a few privileged friends. They must not be made to think that because community life is not for them they have no place, gift or vocation. Their gift is different. They are called to be witnesses to love in another way. And they find a certain community life with friedns or groups with whom they meet regularly."

Nice...

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