to whom God willed to make known
what is the riches of the glory
of this mystery among the Gentiles,
which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory.
My mind started to play with these words, turning them over and over in wonder, perplexity, and amazement: if Christ is IN YOU, then when I see an individual with schizophrenia do I also see Christ in them?
Does the fact that this person whom I care for is grossly deficit of social skill preclude Christ from dwelling in him?
And, if Christ does dwell in him, might I learn something about HOPE as I build a relationship with this person?
Well, my answer is yes. YES. (And these types of thoughts mess with my theology time and again, but here is a take away for me in all this: if I base my theology on my own experience, rather than God’s word, I run aground quickly, finding many places in God’s word that I would just need to dissociate myself from because ‘they did not fit my world view)
How might understanding Christ in you help you in caring for those with disabilities?
Blessings in your journey