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A good society

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Becoming HumanJean Vanier“A society that encourages us to break open the shell of selfishness and self-centredness contains the seeds of a society where people are honest, truthful, and loving. A society can function well only if those within are concerned, not only with their own needs or the needs of those who immediately surround them, but by the needs of all, that is to say, by the common good and the family of nations. Each one of us, I believe, is on a journey towards this openness where we risk to love.

“Growth towards openness means dialogue, trusting in others, listening to them, particularly to those who say things we don’t like to hear, speaking together about our mutual needs and how we might grow to new things. The birth of a good society comes when people start to trust each other, to share with each other, and to feel concerned for each other.”

– Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche (more than 100 communities in 30 countries for people with intellectual difficulties), in Becoming Human

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Written by Monte

November 17, 2006 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Social change

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  1. Yes we have to pray Monte & you asked me that what these women are holding. I think these women are holding oars which help to row boats. Right?


    November 21, 2006 at 8:14 am

  2. Thanks, Imran, good to hear from you. Yes, my friend, we will both pray for peace.


    November 19, 2006 at 11:19 pm

  3. Absolutely right Monte, Society does matter & it is society who plays a big role in your life & it is society through we be able to learn how to live in the world.
    Bad Society can spoil us & Good society helps us to get success in life. I have attended both societies but after knowing the fact, i didnt waste time for leaving bad society.
    Good Post
    God Bless you
    Keep praying for peace in this world :)
    Imran Khan


    November 19, 2006 at 3:58 am

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