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True Hospitality

Being the new girl is hard. I am very used to being the door-opener and the welcomer. I recently moved from Washington, D.C. to Chicago. I have been on the other side of the door lately, the one being welcomed. The hospitality extended to me has been intentional and genuine. It seems to me that, lately, the world may have forgotten what Christian hospitality is intended to be, but L’Arche has not forgotten. The core members reveal to me, through every interaction, what true Christian hospitality looks like. For those unfamiliar with L’Arche (French for “the ark”), it is a community of faith where people with and without developmental disabilities share life together in homes, as a family. The core members are adults with developmental disabilities, and assistants live in community with them. L’Arche provides a unique model of care, where quality professional care is merged with mutual relationships to build a community where everyone has a genuine place of belonging. We seek to be a sign of hope, revealing the truth that all people—including …