Behold the mystery: time must enter the tomb of the infinite before it is raised into right experience of the finite.
We often seek to set the table, to choose what we think is best for us, to eat something other than what has been given. My grandfather taught me that God has already set the table; he has said his grace.
As people, we all need to come to terms with the fact that we all have or will have disabilities at some point, and I mean that very seriously — weakness or inability is human. Disability is not just about bodies that work differently, and there is no single story that fits "the disability narrative" completely. If the church wants to reach out to people with disabilities, then we need to be allowed to tell our own stories, explain our own feelings, and the Church's ministries need to listen well and be responsive.
Bobbie Carlyle has sculpted the statue of the Self Made Man, the ideal icon of the present age. It is also a myth. One wonders if an adequate interpretation would be of an anxious person trying to shed the weighty stone entrapping him.