Beautiful Boy

 Beautiful Boy

Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ has come uninvited. 
But because he cannot be at home in it – because he is out of place in it, and yet must be in it – his place is with those others who do not belong, who are rejected because they are regarded as weak;
and with those who are discredited, who are denied the status of persons, and are tortured, exterminated. 
With those for whom there is no room, Christ is present in this world. 

(The Time of No Room by Thomas Merton)

But let us not put our sights too high. We do not have to be saviours of the world! 
We are simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change our world one heart at a time.

(Jean Vanier)

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