From perfection to abortion and beyond

I started this post with repentance on my mind. It seems to keep coming up in every conversation, reading and life event. I had theological nuances to discuss and it has consumed my time. In particular, I keep running into the notion that to repent is a dichotomy. That it is either something you say or something you do. There are arguments on both sides. That post will have to wait.

A former student sent this link to me. It is the story of a father who initially pressed his wife to abort their child when Down Syndrome was confirmed. It is the story of repentance while never using those words.

It is the story of deep change and giving way to love. It is the story of choosing life over death in a multitude of ways. It is the story of reframing perfection. Be an advocate. Speak up. Know that perfection by the standards of this world are far from perfect. Give yourself the space to do the hard work of giving way to love.

 

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About Amy Jacober

Amy Jacober (PhD, Fuller Seminary) is a youth ministry veteran with ministry and teaching experience. She focuses on practical theology, urban ministry, theology & disability, and marginalized communities. She is a volunteer youth worker in her church and community, lead consultant with Youth Ministry Architects and serves on the Young Life Capernaum national board. In her free time she can be found playing with her three young children, husband, and oversized dog.