“On Keeping Promises”

“We should recognise that the harshest affliction striking human beings, especially the most impoverished, is the promise broken, the project unachievable, the commitment unfulfilled. Often, it is quite difficult to gauge what might be achievable now and tomorrow, but if we commit to the path of helping our neighbour, we are required then to fulfil our promises.”

— Father Joseph Wresinski, “Ecrits et Paroles aux Volontaires,” book 1, p. 9, 1992 (unofficial translation of hand-written excerpt from 1964, pictured above).

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