April 24, 2020

Loving Through the Lens of Dignity

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” – Romans 12:4,5 Have you ever heard of a Procrustean bed? If not, you’re not alone, so I’ll explain. Procrustes was a famous villain in a Greek mythological fairy tale. He lived in the mountains between Athens and Eleusis, where there was a road called the Sacred Way. It was an arduous journey to the top, and he owned an inn there where he would draw people in to rest and sleep. The problem was that beds in his hotel never quite fit the travelers who sought respite. Very aware of this problem, the villainous innkeeper would physically alter his guests instead of providing furniture to fit them. If a bed

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