I was reading an old article the other day entitled, "Fractured images: The body of Christ needs healing" by Father Donald Senior (US Catholic, 1994). In the article, Senior discusses the misapplication of biblical principles to persons with disability. He particularly takes to task the notion that people remain disabled because they lack faith. This accusation from Christians has often bothered me. However, he provides the perfect response to such statements.
". . . a blind woman I know was visiting Manhattan and walking down a street with her guide dog and cane. Someone stopped her and said, 'Miss, if you believed enough, if you had enough faith, you would be able to see.' She replied, 'Well, if you had enough faith, you could heal me yourself.'"
Remember that one and put it to use!
Saturday, April 24, 2004
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