Monday, September 8, 2008

The Beatitudes for Special People

Blessed are you who take time to listen to difficult speech, for you help us to know that if we persevere, we can be understood.

Blessed are you who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares of strangers, for in your friendship we feel good about ourselves.

Blessed are you who never bid us "hurry up", and more blessed are you who do not snatch our tasks from our hands to do them for us, for often we need time rather than help.

Blessed are you who ask for our help and realize our giftedness, for our greatest need is to be needed.

Blessed are you who help with the graciousness of Christ, for we often need the help we can not ask for.

Blessed are you when, by all things, you assure us that what makes us individuals is not our particular disability, but our beautiful God-given personhood that no handicapping condition can confine.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your understanding and love have opened doors for us to enjoy life to its fullest and you have helped us believe in ourselves and valued and gifted people

H/T to Doorkeeper

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