Cody Dolinsek, a Ph.D. student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who happens to be blind, asks and answers a really helpful question:
“What do those with disabilities owe to those without disabilities and vice versa?” Asking this question might seem wrongheaded in a society, not unlike others, that tends to focus attention on the question: “how shall we best help those with disabilities?” While this question is not out of place in all circumstances, it is tilted to one group’s responsibility without taking into account the other group’s need also to do its ethical duty.
The emphasis on ‘service to’ those living with disabilities and their families is not wrong. But it is certainly incomplete, especially in light of the scriptures which states that we have been created by Jesus for good works (Ephesian 2:10 ESV).
So I appreciated Mr. Dolinsek’s perspective, finding it both helpful and encouraging. We parents of children with disabilities should consider the same lessons for ourselves!
The entire article can be found here: What do those with disabilities owe those without?