Sunday, March 8, 2009


"God will not look to see your medals, degrees or awards, He will look for your scars"
Elbert Hubbard

I am a missionary amongst people who know suffering, people who know rejection and pain, people who have scars. People with disabilities are by far the most marginalized and rejected group of people the world knows today. Why, why are the most innocent, loving people in the world the most hated...
I often wonder why it is that Jesus came back from the dead with scars. Most would say simply that he had scars to show who He was. The disciples did not recognize Him as the risen Jesus, but they knew His scars, because they knew His suffering. Was it possible for Him to be bruttalized like he was and not be disabled in any wayIsaiah says about Jesus: "... There were many who were appalled at him—his appearance was so disfigured, beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness" Why, why was the most innocent loving man there ever was in the history of the world, also was the most hated?

1 comment:

  1. Tony, I remember a line from a movie some years ago: "Truth, truth, you can't handle the truth" Jesus said He is the truth so a person either accepts the truth "Jesus" or runs from it or tries to kill it. People still try to kill "truth" in many ways. God help us as his servants to always be open to His truth and be willing to change course when it is necessary. The truth truly does set us free. Love you, Tony.