It's been six months since I last read this piece -- a quick glance over before submitting it to the editor -- and reading it today, it seems ... well, condescending and denigrating of those who choose to speak out about their faith. It wasn't written in that spirit, at least consciously, but the idea that faith can do more than change attitudes and emotions -- that faith can heal more than spirit -- is one difficult to understand from down here.
The piece ...
By Gary Presley
“Why is it not God’s will that I am in this wheelchair?”
As a person assigned by fate to butt-surf through life, I found that a perfect question, especially when someone violates the social commandant, “Thou shalt not discuss sex, politics, or religion. Or disability.”