“Open your mouth only if you are going to say something more beautiful than silence.”
My wife and I met a woman and her disabled one-year old son this past weekend. He was born without eyes, his ear canals were incomplete, he had a cleft through his lip and into his palate, and perhaps a variety of other disabilities. At only one year old, he has already had numerous surgeries, and many more perhaps are on the horizon. We obviously felt compassion for this little boy, as well as for his mother, but we started to wonder what might God do with such a boy? … Our Culture’s Unfortunate Perspective on “Disabilities”
Please take the time to read this until the end – some of these details are graphic, but this is not the time to cover our eyes and stick our heads in the sand, but rather this is the time to face the truth, and it is time to take action.
“I think God would want us to go to war over this.”
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
A good friend of mine – let’s just call him “Buddy” – recently had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
I’ve recently been studying the pastoral epistles (i.e. 1, 2 Timothy, Titus), where Paul takes several opportunities to describe the qualifications for church “elders” and “deacons.” I believe that these qualifications, while specifically described for these roles, ought to apply also to anyone seeking to lead in any kind of significant capacity, or perhaps even a seemingly insignificant capacity.