How can asking about plants lead to clarity in spiritual direction?
There is a HUGE difference between putting up a sign reading “Everyone welcome” and actually extending “compelling welcome” to individuals with disabilities.
The dissonance raised by the nonacceptance of persons with disabilities and the acceptance of grace through Christ’s broken body necessitates that the church find new ways of interpreting disability. – Nancy Eiesland
Could it be that I actually need others to help me identify and work on my own imperfections so that I can see more clearly?
If we’re not fostering the spiritual growth and ministry effectiveness of people with disabilities, we are actually disabling the body of Christ.
The beauty we see in this floor as it comes together is distinct from any beauty that might be found in the boards out of which it’s composed. But every single board makes this thing beautiful.
We call ourselves the “body of Christ.” But he used his body to touch lepers who should have made him unclean, be touched by prostituted women, knowing the scandal it provoked…
While friendships and burdens remain, dreams do sometimes die. Yet they’re sometimes reborn. Entire chapters of life seem to end in a sudden aposiopesis… only to be reconfigured in a new place with new characters.
What are you worried that people might see if you don’t cover up well? And why?
Time is not an empty block waiting for us to fill it. Each moment, when seen as God sees it, is filled with meaning, new possibilities, hope for the future.
The fabric of transformation is woven from threads of human relationships… which require, as much as anything, time.
It’s easy to treat time as just another commodity… we’re well trained to do it. We’re always seem to be fighting for it and with it. Time rules us and dictates the nature and shape of our lives and our relationships.