Daily Thoughts from Jean Vanier - 3/2/09

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Remaining Faithful

Is it possible to live a covenant of love with those who are poor or broken for the rest of our lives? This is the fundamental question at the heart of L’Arche but also at the heart of many organizations and at the heart of humanity. Is it possible to bridge the gap? Many groups... began in this beautiful way; the lives of the poor and broken were intermingled with the lives of the strong and generous. They formed community together. But little by little this began to break down. The strong and the generous may have continued to give food to the hungry but they no longer are with them....

- Jean Vanier
Letter to My Brothers and Sisters in L’Arche
(1996) Introduction p. 13

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