Here’s the first of a number of short videos that I did with Calvin Press about Disability and Inclusive Communities.
“…incomplete without them…”
Part of Christianity is the commitment to reach out to those and to love those who have been marginalized, ostracized, who aren’t made to feel welcome. And historically that has included people with disabilities. The church is incomplete if not everybody feels like they belong, if not everybody is welcome. The church is supposed to be the entire body of Christ.
And so it’s important for churches to think about how part of their mission includes reaching out to people with disabilities, paying attention to the way that sometimes people with disabilities have felt like they didn’t belong in the church, and then shaping our communities so that we properly value all those that are part of them.