I would consider there to be no better place to learn about this than at L’Arche. Honoring daily life is one of the components at the heart of the community. Folding laundry, cleaning toilets, and cooking meals are done with a posture of humility. Simple conversation and laughter come easily. Friendships are established and maintained between and among folks from very different walks of life. Two years after hearing Richard Foster share, I am only beginning to understand the depth and beauty of what he said as I walk through life with the L’Arche community. For this I am incredibly grateful.
Hannah Kunde joined the L'Arche Portland community as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow in September 2015. A graduate of George Fox University, Hannah studied International Relations and Sociology and is passionate about learning from, and accompanying, marginalized people. She enjoys gardening, playing music, baking bread, reading, swimming, and biking.