Tuesday, July 24, 2012


The smartest thing I have ever heard or read spoken by a mere mortal came from the lips of a physically challenged man. Robert is not mentally retarded, but he cannot speak and all his physical movements are difficult. He spends most of his waking hours in a wheel chair that has a special computer attached to it. With great effort Robert can tap out messages via this computer.

Robert was born a healthy child. His physical challenges originated from a swimming pool accident when he was a child.

Robert participates in a very important ministry in our church called, "The Circle of Friends." One night while a person precious to Robert was feeding him supper, she asked him a candid question: "Does it bother you that your body does not work like other people's bodies?"

Robert's answer was brilliant: "My body is not a problem for me. It is a test for other people."

Here is the question you need to answer: When you look at people like Robert do you see a human being? Do you pass the test?

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