Friday, 13 April 2018

Sometimes it is easy to view oneself as the other.  The other parent, other spouse, other friend...  But it is hard to think about the actual other. 

I live in a world of other, especially people with mental illness, people with disabilities.... these others are often left out, ignored and pushed aside.  However, Jesus never did this.  He embraced the other.  He loved them.  He saw them for who they were - image bearers of God.  He never saw the disabilities as something that made them less than.  He saw them as He sees all of us broken people needing love.

Inclusion is social justice.  Why does the Church struggle with inclusion of these others?  I believe it is that we forget that Jesus came back broken.  He came back imperfect to make us whole.  Not perfect.  Lets remember that when we look at the other that we so often ignore and marginalized.

Joining up with the Five Minute Friday link up, where you write on a topic for 5 minutes.  Check it out.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for this reminder. Each person on this planet is an image bearer of God. I think if we remembered that we would treat each other with a lot more compassion. I hope you have a lovely weekend.


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