Jean Vanier Daily Thoughts

Protection for Continuity

I am rather concerned about communities without any traditions, which refuse to accept external authority. This could be the state, or a bishop, or authority born of a network of sister communities. For without an external authority a community will not outlive its founder for long and, if there is no external control at all, the founder will be in danger of making some serious mistakes.

Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.130

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