As a father who lives in the world of special needs, there are 12 biblical truths that have become important for me to continually meditate upon. These form theological pillars that uphold our faith, a theology of disability.
We can let our pain fool us into believing we are the only ones who have suffered. Or we can let it soften us and make us more open to others. We can let it make us more aware of what others need from us–and decide to respond in offering what we can.
Who knows how I really feel? I wish someone else could understand what I am going through! Chronically ill folks question who understands their grief.
If you were to visit the Land of Affliction for a day, I think the first thing you would notice is the pace. Everything moves much slower here. Many of us are using all of our energy just to figure out how to make it through the day. Over time I have become frustratingly aware of my weaknesses.