One who truly discovers and lives the experience of powerlessness and solitude does not remain alone. Only one who has experienced powerlessness to its depths,and hence personal solitude, feels close to others and is easily drawn to them. Like someone lost, without shelter in a storm, he or she feels his or her cry at one with the cries of others, his or her anxiety and expectation at one with the anxiety and expectations of all others.
Only one who truly experiences helplessness and solitude stays with other people without self-interest, calculation, or imposition, yet at the same time without ’following the crowd’ passively, submitting, or becoming a slave of society.
You can claim to be seriously committed to your own human experience only when you sense this community with others, with anyone and everyone, without frontiers and discrimination, for we live our commitment to what is most deeply within us and therefore common to all. You are truly committed to your own human experience when, saying “I”, you live this “I” so simply and profoundly that you feel fraternally bonded to any other person’s “I.” God’s answer will reach only the person committed in such a way.
The Journey to Truth Is an Experience. Luigi Giussani p. 55