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Spirit Leads Us into Simplicity

When we begin to discover and to drop the barriers and fears which prevent us from being ourselves and which prevent the life of the Holy Spirit from flowing through us, we become more simple. Simplicity is no more and no less than being ourselves, knowing that we are loved. It is knowing that we are accepted, with our qualities, our flaws and as we are in the depths of our being. Simplicity is letting the love and the light of God flow and shine through us.

- Jean Vanier and Ann Shearer, Community and Growth: Our Pilgrimage Together (Paulist, 1989), p. 58.