World CP Day: Strength in Weakness

“A lot of people are very negative and they see something that they don’t understand and they see something that looks like a weakness,” Mitte says, “but it’s actually a strength. It’s knowledge.” -- RJ Mitte

I pulled this quote from a recent article on RJ Mitte. You might know RJ from his role on “Breaking Bad.” He’s a 20-something actor with cerebral palsy. And excellent eyebrows.

I’m encouraged by him, because he’s found a way to make his CP work for him, and he’s making a good living. Gives me hope for The Boy. Not that The Boy will become a film & TV star, but that The Boy, like all of us, will find a way to use his unique combo of personality, gifts, and experience to do something worthwhile in his life.

Anyway, I think the idea of “Strength in Weakness” is a terrific thought for World Cerebral Palsy day -- which is today!

Here’s a video and a link for you. Pass the word around.


Through the Roof

A Blog Supported by the Mosaic ministry of Third Church, ECO

"Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on." (Mark 2:3-4)

About: This is a blog about accessibility, intimacy, and community. About being welcome.  It’s also about bringing up The Boy. He's 11 years old and has cerebral palsy. Also popping up are The TeenGirl, who just turned 13, and The Mom, who is awesome. It's written by The Dad. It's my words, my view. Other people will think differently and have different opinions. Good.