Life and Love

In my own community, it is much easier for handicapped people to accept the inability to speak, walk, or feed oneself than it is to accept the inability to be of special value to another person.

We human beings can suffer immense deprivations with great steadfastness, but when we sense that we no longer have anything to offer to anyone, we quickly lose our grip on life.

Instinctively we know that the joy of life comes from the ways in which we live together and that the pain of life comes from the many ways we fail to do that well.

#HenriNouwen

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Posted on February 5, 2019, in Contemplative Quotes, Life, Mindfulness, quotes, Relationships, Wisdom Quotes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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