In L’Arche, we seek to name each person’s most true identity every day. YOU’RE FINE. You are a unique and sacred child of God. YOU’RE FINE. And you belong. God names this. Henri names this. Debora names this. My prayer during this upcoming week of Lent is that we truly name in those around us their identities as children of God. And I hope that we truly name this in ourselves.
Core member, Mike Marino, chose this song by Tim McGraw for you to pray with today. It speaks of a celebration of moments of dependence on God, recognizing that “coming home” to Jesus is a part of all of our spiritual journeys.
That sense of things standing still can be sacred time. Walking along the paths of Ilsan with the residents who lived there gave me glimpses into the fullness of time–of time standing still. It’s the gift of being in the presence of another sacred human being.