on washing feet

on washing feet: http://www.wfn.org/1998/08/msg00112.html

by Jean Vanier, of the L’Arche communities

a short biography: http://homepage.oanet.com/jaywhy/jean.htm

Here is his home page: http://www.jean-vanier.org/.en_gb…index.htm

a L’Arche community, with links to the others: http://www.larchejacksonville.org/

L’Arche was started by Roman Catholic Christians. Jean Vanier is Roman Catholic. But that is not a reason to dismiss their vision; it has roots in the teachings and works of the Holy Fathers: St. John Chrysostom’s social teachings and St. Basil the Great’s city come to mind as foundations for the kind of loving effort that L’Arche exemplifies. The day-to-day life at L’Arche, I’m sure they will admit, is often the struggle toward their ideals, rather than their seamless realization. And there are real differences between Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. But when all that is said, L’Arche remains a challenge to the Orthodox Church to show forth the Incarnate Word more fruitfully in the realm of ministry to persons with developmental disability.

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