This gift of truth and authenticity
I first met Jean in 1973, when I was a university student and he came to speak in Kingston, Ontario. I heard him again the following day in Ottawa, so taken was I by his word. For the first time in my life I was hearing someone living out what he believed, day by day, a living Gospel! I was hungry for this authenticity, where the words, the vision and the actions were congruent. This hunger drew me to Jean and to L’Arche. We had adventures together, in Trosly, India and even Kenya, but I will always be most grateful to Jean for this gift of truth and authenticity, for his loving friendship and his fidelity over the years since our first meeting.
Young people all over the world are still hungry for this authenticity.
Thank you, Jean!