Children Of Some Other God?

The things that blow me away the most  are the stories I hear from families of children with special needs who have dared to take their child to church.

Well, at least that is how they wound up feeling about it.

Because, their kids, weren’t really treated so well.

Not by their peers.

Not by those who held the responsibility of setting an example.

I’ve heard stories from  families who have had to change their place of worship.

Not once.

But several times.

Some finally  giving up and choosing to worship at home.

One would expect church to be a safe haven.

But I’ve lived long enough to know that while the  gospel is true…….. humans, are well, human.

Which is a nice way of saying that even jerks go to church.

While we don’t take Parker to church due to a not so strong immune system, our ward members have been fantastic.  I have no doubt that when the time comes and Parker is healthy enough to attend, he will be welcomed with open arms.

I’ve seen this happen with other kids with special needs  in this same ward.

Plus, I think with all of the praying and fasting my neighbors have done for Parker they have kind of a vested interest in our Hero.

I know for others it has been different.

And I’d love to hear your stories.

Most importantly, I’d love to hear how you chose to handle the situation.

So that maybe others can learn from your experiences.

Isn’t it ironic, that the kids who have been given such an endowment to illustrate the principles taught by Christ,  are the ones so often pushed away.

In church.

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