Dave Lucas here, co-founder of Disability and Jesus.
On July 9th this year we celebrated the first birthday of the Ordinary Office.
I’m in my 60th year now and began saying a daily office in my late teens, so an office of one form or another has been part of my life for more years than I care to remember.
In times where God has seemed far away it has been my office that I have clung to, somehow keeping me connected when I otherwise felt far apart.
It has long been my dream that we could have a daily office that was more inclusive, less complex and that would be there for people who for whatever reason feel estranged from God and his church.
The Ordinary Office is our first small attempt at addressing as a need something that we believed to be an issue but until now there has been no data available to demonstrate just how great the demand for such a thing might be.
As we are approach our first birthday and are proud to tell you that the office is now being said well over 1200 times a day.
All this has been achieved with no budget and very limited publicity. Imagine what might be achieved with greater resources.
So here it is, you can follow in text and symbols or if you prefer you can watch the video or listen to the audio.
Although designed to be as accessible as we are able to make it for disabled people it is vital that this space does not simply become a ghetto for disabled people only.
It is important to us that disabled people who are unable or unwilling to access church in the normal way get to experience that feeling of being part of a wider church community so it is important that people of all abilities and backgrounds join in.
To that end, at the end of every session of the office we have added an AMEN button which logs your session to the total count so that we can give those a sense of feeling part of something bigger.
Which ever way you to choose to follow we hope that in some small way you find it a blessing.
Can’t pray ? Don’t know how ?
Click one of the buttons on the right
Button 1 if you would like prayer but don’t want to provide any details. Button 2 if you would like to share anything about your situation.
This is all completely anonymous.
Click a button and someone from our team will stop what we sew doing and pray with you, right now.
God is listening. And He knows who you are. We don’t need to.
Dave here re the situation I told you about last night, the priest in question told me it was not my business and i was not qualified. So I have emailed him my CV which includes my BA in philosophy and theology and my MA ivn access audit and awaut his response with interest.
Virtual Pilgrim - Te Araroa Day - 154
Interesting insight into NZ life
then & now:
I had picked up a lot of this,
but so helpful to read
through the lens of one place:
development battle underway now.
Helpful to reflect
on our colonial track record:
not so glorious 👇🏼 https://t.co/apBd4tUo1b