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Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Sick People Are Easter People, Too!

Maureen Pratt Author PicOh, my but some people have low expectations of us. They think that because we’re sick or in pain, we have to go around looking like we feel. Or, they hesitate to include us in enjoyable activities or allow us to be part of church services, sometimes, because they think it will be “too much” for us because of our disability, infirmity, or age. Yes, some people think that sick or older people are good for only being…sick or old, which can certainly risk cramping our style.

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But, we sick people are Easter people! We have the light of Christ within us and it wants to shine, not only in places where there is sickness, but everywhere we can possibly go.  Outside, inside, among strangers, with friends.

Yes, we are intended for greater things that being the subject of pitying stares or embarrassed glances.  But it can be hard to think so in the face of some others’ expectations.

This Easter Season poses a perfect opportunity to dust off our Easter People appearance, to put on compassion, encouragement, peace, joy, and all of the positive attributes that are Easter itself. Today and throughout is an ideal time to act like Easter People in the face of any naysayers, to show them by our actions and our words that we are active, working in the vineyard, and want to be and remain firmly among others who do the same, working in whatever ministry God has put on our hearts to have.

We are never too sick, old, infirm, or in pain to be active parts of the Christian community. And as we disspell misunderstandings and rise above the low expectations, we, even more, can be grateful and glad that, yes, we are Easter People, too!

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