It’s Brave, Active, Disabled Thomas Sunday
Jesus you were not ableist.
What kind of diagnoses did your twelve disciples have?
Who limped, who was “ugly”
Who had voices, who had ADD or Autism or OCD?
As you healed and were asked,
What sin was committed that this person is blind?
The people asked, and, then our Savior said
None. Neither he nor his parents!
And then Jesus, you touched lepers,
those who were lame or blind or bled,
the poor, the oddly shaped and the dirty,
the ones who humans avoided even looking at–
because in our hearts of hearts,
we are so scared of disabilities that we avoid eye contact
afraid of catching it,
embarassed that we still
do not know how to interact
with people who exist differently than us.
In some ways Jesus’s resurrection
might be the scariest thing of all.
Jesus you were young and…
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