Tuesday, June 02, 2015

No, Seriously: You're Not Missing Anything

Have you heard or read in the news about these people intentionally inflicting disabilities on themselves, because they want attention, or it seems "heroic," or whatever? What?

I was just angry at first, and I'm praying as I type this, but we do realize that sickness, disease, and disability weren't part of the plan, right? (Knowing that yes, God is sovereign, and that in itself invites questions.) It's one thing to say that the good, merciful, and all-wise God works good in all circumstances; it's quite another to say that being disabled is good as such. Of course it isn't. You wouldn't be congratulating me on my ability and willingness to see the positive, if it were.

How much have we failed to love, if people want to be cripples, just to be noticed, to be wanted, to be human? Man, that just kills me.

I'm here to tell you: you're not missing anything. It's a unique way to experience the world, but you know, my sufferings have only taught me one thing: I need to give and receive love, and you don't need to be a cripple to figure that one out.

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