The Inspiration of Faith and Light
Faith and Light is founded on the belief that
each person with an intellectual disability is fully a person with all
the rights of a human being, above all the right to be loved, recognised
and respected for himself or her self. They are indeed unique and have a
(1. Cor 1:2
The need for a Community in order to live his or her faith, everyone,
even the most wounded person needs to meet other brothers and sisters in
order to create together a warm milieu in which each one may grow. Those
who come to Faith and Light to meet people with intellectual
disabilities must come in a spirit of receiving from them their specific
gifts, while sharing their own gifts with them.
(Ezek. 11.19, 20)
In order to help people with intellectual disabilities find peace of heart, hope and the desire to progress it is certainly necessary to see them in the light of the Gospel, but also to understand their human needs in their suffering and to know how to respond.
"An encounter is a strange and wonderful thing, presence one person to another, but we can be together and not meet, we can live in the same house day after day, sit at the same table, kneel at the same pew, read the same books, but never meet, we can kiss gestures of love apperent tenderness, but never meet a meeting is a strange and wonderful thing. presence one person to another present one person to another, life flowing one to another (Tears Of Silence - Jean Vanier)