“Offers of prayer and alternative medicine come with two big assumptions: that I can be changed (which, outside of a miracle, is unlikely to happen) and that I need to be un-disabled to be okay.
“Imagine if someone came up to you when you were at church and said, ‘hi – I’ve noticed you are not reaching your beauty potential. Have you tried a face lift?’ or ‘hi – I’ve noticed you are intellectually inferior to others. Have you tried playing chess daily?’ Imagine hearing this sort of question from someone different every time you went in a public place. How would you feel about yourself?”
My friend Cindy Brandt has written an awesome book called Outside In, which you can get for free by subscribing to her newsletter here. It’s a really good book (and I say that not just because I am quoted in it…)
Today I am writing some uncomfortable and awkward things at Cindy’s place about disability and the church (that’s quite the sales pitch, I know) – won’t you come with me?