“At the cross, Jesus subjects himself to disability, and his resurrected body continues to bear his scars as a sign of God’s solidarity with humanity.”
― Thomas E. Reynolds
“Draw the circle wide, draw it wider still.
Let this be our song: no one stands alone.
Standing side by side, draw the circle, draw the circle wide.
–Anthem sung by Sunday Fellowship
“Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body…It’s exactly the same with Christ. Each of us is now a part of his resurrection body. The old labels we once used to identify ourselves are no longer useful—labels like male or female, young or old, disabled or able-bodied. We need something bigger…I want you to think about how all this makes you more important, not less. A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge…It’s all the different-but-similar parts working together.”
–based on 1 Corinthians 12: 12-15 from The Message
“After I woke up in the ICU, my dad found the hospital priest. Both my mom and my dad witnessed my baptism. When Father David from St. Mary’s Church baptized me, I felt joy and relief. God’s Spirit changed me from the inside and beyond. I could not care about how I looked. I knew it was God’s work all along.”
— from The Testimony of Dennis Lin