My academic mentor often tells his classes the following: “Where you sit determines where you stand.” This quote does not belong to either of us. I just can’t remember right now who said it, but when I do I’ll edit this to give them credit. That quote applies to me literally. I have been used in a wheelchair since I was four years old. I’ve been in a power chair since I was six. People often dismiss me, or overlook me because of my chair. They don’t even bother getting to know me. They assume things that just aren’t true. Because of all these experiences: I will always err on the side of inclusion and love.
I also do these things because God loved me first. He loves me so much…He was willing to take on human flash and die for me. He not only died for me: He died for the whole world. If believe this to be true, and ,I do why wouldn’t I want everyone to feel loved and included by me? I want everyone to know the God that I know. If I live a life of love and inclusion, maybe others will be curious and come to know the God I do. If not, that’s okay too, because all I can and need to do is lead by example answering any questions asked of me.