Thursday, January 21, 2010
the fullness of "disability"
What a beautiful representation of the fullness of humanity experienced by those with physical disabilities. There is a great need for a wide theology that expresses love and relationship in the midst of life that has been stigmatized by society and culture. Too often society relegates sickness and depreciation to those who are disabled by practicing a form of dehumanization by exclusion. The fullness of God is found in those with a different experience of life who reveal to the "healthy" community that wholeness of sensuality is not dependent upon our bodies. Rather, it is in the openness of life that God is found active and renewing which, to me, is depicted in this film. An inclusive theology is a healthy theology.