I had a funny experience this morning (Monday), which was that I pre-recorded a segment for the Morning Air Show to air tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6 AM. As it turns out, even the hosts don’t want to get up at 5 in the morning to be on the show, so they pre-record some content and air it the next day. The more you know! #radiosecrets
I hope you’ll open up the Relevant Radio player at 6 tomorrow morning while you’re a. eating breakfast; b. feeding a tiny human; c. rolling around in bed instead of getting out of bed; d. brushing your teeth; e. whatever you do at 6 in the morning. It’ll be that much better if you do it while being accompanied by the sound of my voice (and that of John and Glen), I’m telling you.
It’s a good topic: my experience with L’Arche, but also just generally what one learns in ministry and friendship with the differently-abled (the disabled). I think the PC term now is IDD: intellectually and developmentally disabled. One main takeaway we discussed was how people with disabilities view the rich and famous, the poor and unknown, in the same way: they are looking for friendship and relationship, not acclaim and renown. So my friend with Downs will treat me the same as she would the president of the United States (she’d invite us both to sing and dance with her). There is so much we can learn from this. Similarly, when you meet someone like that – someone who is so freely themselves – it stirs something in you to respond in the same loving, authentic way. I really mean it, that when my friend with Downs wanted to sing and dance after dinner (as I talk about in the interview) it made me step back and think, what am I doing with my life? Why aren’t I ending EVERY day with a song and dance rendition of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary?!” And now, I am different for it. She has planted a seed which is growing inside me.
So, I hope you will join us. That link again: here.
I hope your Easter has been full of beauty!