These thoughts are not fully formed, but I think by writing and, as yet, neither my work, nor my ministry, nor my seminary has required me to wrestle with this topic. So I am going to share a few notes and reflections, without any illusion that they are complete or fully worked out.
We are all disabled
I mean this in at least two ways.
First, we all, at some point in our lives, are disabled. Unless you were hatched fully formed from an egg as an adult and die suddenly in young adulthood, you have lived or one day will live with a body (and brain) that does not do what “normal” bodies do. We all are disabled, have been disabled, or one day will be disabled. So, this is not just a conversation about some other group of people.
Second, we are all disabled right now if we…
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