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A Faith Dilemma: Cornered in the Rain

A friend's encounter at the Toronto waterfront reveals the delicate balance between well-intentioned gestures and genuine understanding. Amidst rain and misunderstanding, a neighbor's misguided attempt at prayer leaves scars of isolation. Yet, within this narrative lies a profound reminder: true empathy transcends disability, calling us to authentically connect with others, reflecting the boundless compassion of a higher understanding.

A Faith Dilemma: Swooping in by the Lake

In a poignant encounter at the Toronto waterfront, Christina Minaki reflects on the complexities of faith, compassion, and disability. Amidst prayers for healing, she grapples with the misconception of disability as infirmity and challenges the narrow definition of divine intervention. Join her journey as she advocates for a broader understanding of God's healing and embraces the profound purpose within disability.

Chris, Christmas, and Christ

One day in November, I experienced Chris’ anticipation in full. We had arrived at a local mall. Walking in the door, at the end of a very long hallway we could see Santa’s giant decorative red chair set up in the centre of the atrium. Chris exclaimed “ho-ho!” and took off running toward Santa’s throne.

Followership

My life as a follower of Christ helps me in my work at Christian Horizons. My work at Christian Horizons helps me in my life as a follower of Christ. I think the confidence and miracles that Peter demonstrate in the first bit of Acts is because he knew who he was following; he knew from whom his confidence came. And I think we focus a lot on leadership and not enough on followership.

Outside the Machine

The technicians had very kindly broken the rules and allowed me to stay with him in the room, but I was still outside of the tube. I had the freedom of my limbs. The noises the machine made were not inches from my ears. I called encouraging words to him inside the tube, but they were just more sounds. So I did the only thing I could think to do. ...

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