Daily Thoughts


Short inspirational passages delivered to your email box each day that will help give balance, perspective and spiritual depth to your day. Drawn largely from Vanier's best selling books, including Becoming Human, Finding Peace, Community and Growth and Made for Happiness.

A Humble, Small, Hidden Event

The moment of Jesus's greatest weakness and pain was followed by his resurrection. That was not a visible, spectacular event for all but a humble, small, hidden event. He did not want to humiliate those who had humiliated him. He appeared to Mary of Magdala and then to a few of his disciples; he did not judge or criticize them for their lack of trust at the time of his distress, but he gave them peace.

Beside being the founder of L'Arche, Jean Vanier is a 21st century writer and social visionary and recipient of many humanitarian awards including the Companion of the Order of Canada. MacLean's Magazine calls him "a Canadian who inspires the world." In a number of best-selling books, Jean Vanier reflects profoundly on what it is to be fully human in our world today.

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