You Can’t Do It On Your Own
The Importance Of Community
"Life comes from the recognition that you can't do it on your own." - Jean Vanier
He founded L'Arche in 1964, an international federation of communities spread over 35 countries, for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.
3 Approaches to ‘Doing Life’
I am strong.
I can do it.
I don’t need anyone.
I am flawed.
I am awful.
Nobody can love me.
I am fragile and weak.
I have brokenness in me,
but it’s okay,
I am loved by God.
Regardless of our path in life, we all soon discover the life of fragility and weakness.
The Story Of The Mafioso
Abused as a child (physically, emotionally, sexually)
Conveys on others the violence that devastated his young life
A cancer diagnosis brings him face to face with frailty and weakness
(This was not an occurrence in his life, it was his long arduous journey over the entirety of his life.)
Weakness was not a horror but rather a pla