by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
While Georgia Community Support and Solutions is not a religiously-affiliated organization, and I don’t want to present it as such, I thought it relevant to share a gift that was given to me by someone who visited our office today.
This woman gave me a Bible verse which I found inspirational: Romans 8:18 – For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
In my case, I take it to mean that no suffering or torment that we experience in our day-to-day life can overpower the joy and peace that comes from within.
For people with disabilities, whether they be something like autism, Down’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, or a perceived physical “limitation,” this is especially powerful. While the “disability” may be a source of challenge and difficulty in one sense, it also can help provide perspective on life, and help us to realize that no matter what stands in our path, there is some kind of solution provided.
As I said above, I realize that not everyone believes in a God or gods; nonetheless, I feel that regardless of outside circumstances, everyone has that “glory which shall be revealed” inside.
This is a difficult thing to explain in words; I think it’s best realized through experience, and that experience comes at different times for everyone.
So once again, I must reiterate: this isn’t an endorsement of a particular religion, or prayer practice. It’s simply an observation, and meant to inspire you in your daily life.
Have a wonderful day.