"Like every other human family, L'Arche is great, but it is also the place where our human differences and limitations, more often than not, make life difficult.

"Community is the place that pinches me and limits my individuality. It pushes me much farther than I want to go in my idealism towards loving others, giving myself in a life of service, and trying to change the world. Being faithful in a body of friends drags me into the experience of their poverty, selfishness, brokenness and darkness, and it forces me into the truth of my own limitations, vulnerabilities, and hardness of heart."