Only God is Perfect

This past Sunday the Catholic Church celebrated Disability Sunday.
The fact that it was celebrated during October which is Pro-life month in the
Church brings even more attention to the need to celebrate the
achievements that people with disabilities have reached, to pray for their
safety, and to recognize the great sacrifices their families have made to
love, protect, encourage and guide them as they grow up.
In recent years I have watched our society spend time, energy and a
great deal of money in the pursuit of perfection. Our people have been
given the impression that with the advancements in medicine and
technology there is the real possibility of having the perfect body, the
perfect skin, the perfect hair, and all the fame and recognition that goes
with them.
This pursuit of perfection has a painful downside. Many young people
now struggle with eating disorders because they have a distorted view of
their bodies and they think that they are too fat and therefore unattractive.
No matter how thin they become, it is never thin enough. In extreme cases
this leads to death.
Only God is perfect. Amish women acknowledge this by making one
of the squares of a quilt imperfect. If we believe that God does not make
junk, then we should always look beyond the outward appearances of a
person and recognize their inner beauty.
Are you familiar with the word: EUGENICS? “It is the study of or
belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a
human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction
by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable
undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by
persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics).”
Nazi Germany practiced Eugenics by exterminating anyone who did
not fit their definition of what it means to be human. In our country,
Margaret Sanger, the Founder of Planned Parenthood was a big proponent
of Eugenics.
Planned Parenthood is the biggest provider of abortions in the United
States. Their clinics are often close to minority communities. BEWARE OF
Sometimes a family and a community are given the opportunity by
God to care for a child with a disability. They sometimes face many
challenges. However, there are many blessings given by God to the people
who take care of His special children. Plus the world benefits immensely by
the unconditional love which special needs children give without
demanding perfection from us.
A world that expects perfection can quickly become a very intolerant
More than ever we must be alert to the threats that the unborn, the elderly,
the sick and people with disabilities face. Let us be the voice of those who
have no voice. Let us be the defenders of those who are most vulnerable.
Let us be the saints that God sends in our age to challenge the culture of