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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Judging Judgers, Writing Persecuted Christians, & The Burden of the Disabled

Have you ever been guilty of assuming someone thinks the worst about you?
That is so much the way I am....even though I know that that can also be a form of pride.
I just read an article by R.C. Sproul, Jr. that expresses a form of judging that Christians do to each other and may not realize how unfair it is. 

Judging We Are Judged

Have you ever thought about writing to a Christian imprisoned in another country?
They need encouragement just like any of us would.  I don't even want to imagine too much being in their shoes.  Some are even tortured and in danger of losing their lives.
I learned of a couple of places that assist you in being able to have certain phrases and verses translated to send to these individuals.  I can't vouch for all that these people hold to, but it seems to me it would be great to pray for and write to professing Christians who have been imprisoned for their Christian beliefs.

You can visit the following links:

Prisoner Alert

Write To Persecuted Christians

Hebrews 13:3 NASB  "Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

Are you disabled in some way?   If not, have you ever wondered how you should treat someone who is? 
I have been on both sides of this, because I didn't become disabled until I was an adult...and then it was a gradual worsening until a couple years ago when things really went downhill.
I appreciated a blog post I read that gives advice both to disabled people and those who meet them.
It is difficult to be patient with those who don't understand my disability (and I find it difficult to explain some of it myself...since not all has been fully diagnosed), and it can be embarrassing both for the disabled and the people who meet them.  Kids shy away more from me now ... when they used to be more friendly, It is also true that people don't know when you need help or not.  I feel like a burden, and in many ways this can be true. 

Please read the post linked:

What do those with disabilities owe those without?

I don't believe disabled people should be celebrated just because they are disabled, but neither should people look down on us as inferior - lacking any intelligence.  You never day it may be you.  It happened to me.

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