Humble Love

By Jean Vanier

My heart is transformed by the smile of trust given by some people who are terribly fragile and weak.  They call forth new energies from me.  They seem to break down barriers and bring me a new freedom.

It is the same with the smile of a child: even the hardest heart can’t resist.  Contact with people who are weak and who are crying out…is one of the most important nourishments in our lives.  When we let ourselves be really touched by the gift of their presence, they leave something precious in our hearts.

As long as we remain at the level of “doing” things for people, we tend to stay behind our barriers of superiority.  We ought to welcome the gift of the poor with open hands.  Jesus says, “What you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”

Submitted by Madeleine


About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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1 Response to Humble Love

  1. Layla says:

    I love this, it’s so true too. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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