There is a danger always -- friendship can be one of the most beautiful human realities. But friendship can also be a closed shop where we flatter each other -- we are wonderful, you are wonderful! And the others ?
We create a hierarchy of the wonderful. How wonderful it would be if you welcome in your homes people of different opinions! Don't be frightened of people who think differently. Peace can only come if we listen to each other, creating places of togetherness and belonging.
- Jean Vanier, Address to the Business Community, April 05