We hope for the resurrection of our body. We will shed our body of death and be enfleshed in a spiritual body, one lacking mortality and corruption. Put another way, we put on immortality and incorruptibility.
Given that we have this hope, how should we speak to people with disabilities? Should we tell them to place their hope in a new body? Or would we be ableist?
The answer to this question is important because it concerns the pastoral duty of Christians as well as the spiritual vitality of people with disabilities. It really is the question of: How should we counsel people with disabilities?
Here are three guidelines to help us avoid ableism and to judge rightly. [Read more…] about Is the Christian Hope for a Resurrection Body Ableist?