While I was an assistant at L’arche Spokane I was introduced to this video http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/christ-has-no-body while at a formation meeting. This video is very relevant even though my role has changed from physically helping to feed, bathe, and care more directly for adults with disabilities it still speaks to everyone’s mission here on Earth. We are all called to let Christ love through us, no matter where we are in life.
Another book I was introduced to through L’arche is Adam: God’s Beloved by Henri Nouwen. This book has so much depth and shows the value that each person has. Really any Nouwen book is worth reading if you want to encounter deep truths.
I find inspiration from The Mighty I learn and find encouragement from the stories people share as their site says,
“We face disability, disease and mental illness together.”
I hope that by reading articles from The Mighty you might find a community facing similar struggles and a place to learn about different aspects of what it means to be human.
Relying on God’s Strength
When days are overwhelming I’m reminded that God has called me to right where I am now and that I need to rely on God’s strength more. If God has called you to what seems like an impossible task then listen to this song:
What inspires you to serve others?
How can you be more compassionate towards others?
What everyday activity can you do to serve and show Christ’s love to a friend?