In Kim's Words
|Kim meeting Jean Vanier for the first time in 2009|
Don't talk to strangers, people that you don't know. Was I stranger when I walked in here? I guess everyone starts off as a stranger, tries to figure out what they’re doing and get to know the place.
L'Arche—it was a strange place. Everybody was a stranger at that time. I didn't even talk.
Now, it's a good place. New place, you have to get used to things. Living together now--there's more support that way. You get used to the house first, then gradually get used to the community. Go out for dinner and get to know the community better.
Then you get into things you never dreamed of doing--like dancing, doing crafts, being on the council, altar serving, mentoring, going to yoga from 7 to 8pm on Wednesdays. This is my dream home! Jesus says go into all the world. That's a commandment. Just go to the places where you like to be. You'll meet new people. You'll get to know people you never dreamed of meeting. You'll get somewhere.
By Kim Lageer and Janna Payne, L'Arche Daybreak