On Jean Vanier, Heroes, Villains and Truth

by Shelley Little Maw

Can we hold two opposing things to be true? At the same time? Can we believe that people can do great things and speak truth to us in newly understandable ways — but also commit reprehensible acts and damage others so much that their lives are changed?

Can we? We have to. We have to, because this way of thinking — more precisely our inability…