Awakening the Beautiful
Trastevere, Rome

Awakening the Beautiful

Power and strength can separate people; whereas weakness and recognition of weakness and the cry for help brings people together. When you are weak, you need people. It’s very easy. When you are strong you don’t need people, you can do everything on your own.
So, somewhere the weak person calls people together. And when the weak call forth the strong, what happens is they awaken what is most beautiful in a human person–compassion, goodness, openness to another and so on. Our weakness brings people together.
Jean Vanier
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele (detail)

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