From the Shepherd's Voice
For Lent this year I am reading about disability. Reading about disability takes me back to the things in my own life I push through to be perceived as able, which makes me wonder why that is so important and how that might influence how I experience people who live with visible disabilities. The first time I really thought about disability, besides basic respect for the idea that people deserved to be treated equally and with accommodation to participate in life equally, was in engaging the writing of John Hull. There was a film made about him in 2016 called Notes on Blindness. His article “Open Letter from a Blind Disciple to a Sighted Saviour,” so profoundly changed how I read the Bible and use the language of blindness, that I re-read it annually for years. The title itself does most of the work, but the article is worth reading.