This follows on from the thinking about how we have structured our society which I was looking at after Sally Phillips’ film about Downs Syndrome. (It’s a couple of blogs back) If you have time, have a watch it’s only a couple of minutes. (I needed a tissue) It’s a father talking about his son. His son lives with a terrible diagnosis, yet his father’s radical claim says that we don’t put him away – we put him first – and all the good and real things follow on afterwards.
It reminded me of this
Matthew 6:33The Message (MSG)
Which is obviously this
Matthew 6:33King James Version (KJV)
What does this dad feel he has missed out on when it comes to a “normal” life? I would guess nothing. I am so challenged at the moment by the radical nature of Jesus’ “agenda” and how it is so rarely reflected in me. I’m woolly on this, you are probably all ahead of me. I read on Tracing Rainbows this morning that Ang said she felt she needed to show more love and have more faith. This is certainly true and for me, it maybe needs to be reflected in a completely different set of values about the value of life, getting rid of a stupid fear of missing out and seeing things and people the way that God sees them.
Here endeth the incoherent rant.