I believe that none can ‘save’ his fellow man by making a choice for him. To help him, he can indicate the possible alternatives, with sincerity and love, without being sentimental and without illusion. The knowledge and awareness of the freeing alternatives can reawaken in an individual all his hidden energies and put him on the path to choosing respect for ‘life’ instead of for ‘death.’
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
When you try rescuing someone and discover they can’t be reached, why would you ever throw that back in their face?
Sometimes a man and a woman reach a crossroads and linger there, reluctant to take either way, knowing the wrong choice will mean the end… and knowing there’s so much worth saving.
If at every instant we may perish, so at every instant we may be saved.[Si à chaque instant nous pouvons périr, à chaque instant aussi nous pouvons être sauvés.]