Over two millennia have passed since Jesus said ‘Go out and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame’ (Luke 14:2b). 39 million of the world's people are blind, 70 million are deaf. See In Victorian times some churchgoers gave to institutions that housed the disabled. Do we still see a disabled person as someone we do 'good things to' rather than teach, disciple and even allow to lead? When we see a disabled person in Christian ministry, do we see them as 'an inspiration' just because of their disability, or do we recognise them as a person gifted by God to minister? How welcoming are our churches to disabled people? Ask God to help us to include and disciple more people with disabilities just as much as anyone else. Pray for more churches to encourage and train disabled people into leadership roles.
Disabled churchgoersWritten by David Fletcher 09 Dec 2021
- Pray: for the Church to lead the way for communities to see the person God created first and then the disability. (Exodus 4:11)
- More: www.christiantoday.com/article/the.church.still.sees.disability.as.a.tragedy.needing.to.be.fixed/137823.htm