Engage Disability Report
Who is present in our Biblical vision of community?
At dinner the other night, someone shared about how being part of an inclusive church made it easy for her to reach out to a friend who also had a child with a disability. She invited her friend to church, saying that at Sunday school, this friend’s child would be welcome and cared for, as her child with Asperger’s was. The friend was amazed, saying, “Really? They would accept him?”
why did it have to be
a heavy cross He was made to bare
why did they nail His feet and hands
His love would have held Him there
(Michael Card, Why?)
Why did it have to be like this? The universal cry on our lips when something goes wrong, something seemingly terrible happens.
Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British SpecialForces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature.
Written by Dr. Matthew Santosh, Executive Director at Emmanuel Health Asscociation
I live with two of my close relatives, one with physical disability and the other with cognitive disability. Does that make me an expert on issues of disability? Of course not, it leaves me more confused!