Two weeks ago, with a little bit of confetti and a whole lot of rain, we gathered to celebrate and mark the beginning of construction on our 4th home in Oak Park. Surrounded by family, friends and new neighbors, we huddled under a tent, as it poured down rain, singing “It’s you, it’s me, it’s us, it’s God, it’s love, that builds community.”
I realize now that in my personal pursuit of new responsibility and growth opportunities, I have lost sight of these simple, yet profound L’Arche truths. It is easy to forget and miss the small things that make L’Arche special when focusing on achieving exciting dreams and goals from the office.
The change we are wanting to see in our World cannot be manufactured but rather comes about through the sharing of everyday ordinary moments and the sharing of ourselves. Belonging happens in the home, it happens over time, and over many shared meals.