Weekly Inspirational L’Arche Stories - 3/25/09

// Jean Vanier English



Shedding the Shame of Having a Child with a Disability

Shortly after the genocide in Rwanda, I met with people from the Faith and Light communitiies there. They came from the villages, and we had a beautiful little retreat in the cathedral of Butare. During a very moving moment, many mothers of children with severe disabilities came forward during the celebration of the Eucharist and lifted their children up as a gift to God.

Later, we had a meeting with all these women. I asked, "What has faith and light brought you?" And they said, "We no longer feel ashamed."

- Jean Vanier, "Living Gently in a Violent World," p. 64

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