April 18, 2019: Holy Thursday
Preaching for Holy Thursday, Kathy Baroody, informed by her years of experience with the L'Arche Community, offers a reflection on Christian love, saying:
"So the question for us this evening is, Can we say yes to Jesus’ invitation? Can we choose to love to the utmost? To engage humbly with one person at a time, to offer refreshment and tenderness to the weary soul, to look with extraordinary love into the eyes of the person in front of us, and convey that they are of infinite value? If, indeed, this is possible, then we will know that the hour of salvation has come."
Kathy has lived most of the past 35 years in Bethlehem, in the Holy Land. As a member of L’Arche, she is responsible for the mission of L’Arche in Palestine and was instrumental in supporting the creation of a community in Bethlehem. L’Arche is an international federation of communities, founded by Jean Vanier, that brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to share life and create communities of welcome where each person’s unique gifts can be shared and celebrated.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/04182019 to learn more about Karen, watch her video, read her text, and for more preaching from Catholic women.