Housing for Throw Away People
L'Arche Daybreak Community - Residents are called "core members."
Residents are treated as "Jesus", as they would be treated by Mother Teresa and
Matthew 25:40 "Insofar as you did this to the least
of these brothers of Mine, you did it to Me."
[REBUTTAL-The community rejected healing
prayer for Adam. This was a tragic mistake. The Lord said to forbid
not the little ones to come to Him. The community blocked aggressive
Nouwen compared Adam's human spirit to the Holy Spirit. Yes, the Holy
Spirit does minister through individuals, but human spirits and Holy spirits are
not synonymous. Nouwen failed to notice (consider/
take into account) the activity of evil spirits in humans and in
Nouwen compares Adam to Jesus, but the 2 are not synonyms. Jesus came to set the
When Jesus encountered a disabled person, He confronted the EVIL SPIRIT living
inside the individual,
and cast it out. Jesus did not sweet talk to the DEMON. Neither the
human spirit nor the Holy Spirit inside
of Jesus treated each invalid as though he/she were Jesus. Jesus loved the
individual by the act of confronting the root cause of each infirmity.
Nouwen seemed to be blind to (miss out on) the Bible teaching about the baptism
of the Holy Spirit
and its power/purpose to heal/deliver/save/free captives. Certainly Adam
was born into captivity.
We are to love the person, but hate the
illness/disease/cancer/deformity/plague/curse/demon/evil enough to eradicate it.
Sickness is NOT a blessing. It is a consequence - of germs, ancestral
iniquity, curses, personal sin, tragedies, disobedience, etc.
Yes, there are wonderful lessons to be learned while we wait for God's healing
Yes, we are to lavishly love wounded individuals, until God intervenes.]
Nouwen, Henri JM (Dutch priest - DOD 1996) http://www.silk.net/RelEd/ezinenouwen.htm
Adam - God's Beloved
spiritual autobiography & biography
"It is God's ongoing incarnation whenever people meet (spirit to spirit)
each other 'in God's name.'"
Nouwen reminds readers that it is God Who wrapped Himself in flesh, disabling
Himself in a finite body, all the while attempting to reveal Himself to us at
the level in which we can begin to comprehend Him with our finite minds.
God's Holy Spirit can live in a Jesus, an Adam, a me. Often staff
"are able to receive some spiritual gift from the people they are caring for."
Weekly 2 main questions to staff are, "What was the (spiritual) gift you gave
and the gift you received "
The staff are NOT much in favor of receiving deliverance/healing prayer for
"core members," due to the great spiritual ministry that God is performing
through the patients for others. If you have tried ALL and failed, maybe this is
the residence for you or your loved ones.
One monk found greater self-abandonment and thus greater intimacy in Christ from
his sabbatical with the patients. Nouwen reiterates that it is imperative
that we not only give to God and others, with no strings attached, but also
receive from them both - willingly in our times of desolation.
At Adam's death bed, the nurse encouraged those present to bless him and give
him permission to go!
Nouwen, Henri JM Out of Solitude
Learning to Understand Poverty
Builders Care, Jacksonville, Florida, USA -
http://www.caregiverhomes.com - "Care
for loved ones at home by providing pay, training, and support TO caregivers.
Elders and Adults with Disabilities who are Medicaid eligible
can receive care from a family member or loved one instead of having to move to
Health and Human Services and Care Professionals have an alternative they can
recommend to families in need of full time care for a loved one."
Community Land Trusts (CLTs)
"CLTs are membership-based non-profit organizations that own the land under
the housing in order to preserve affordability of these homes for future
residents. I am not certain if CLTs can be owned/operated by a government entity
but I don't see why the state couldn't be a member of the organization to
preserve the use of the land for affordable community living. This model
provides a long term lease or in some cases covenants on the title of the
housing property to ensure the CLT is consulted and involved every time a home
is sold. This model could be used in conjunction with both the Cooperative and
Co-housing models but you would want to get a consultant to advise you of the
best structure to maximize ownership and control by the residents."