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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Value of a Soul

Check out this article a friend sent me about how we tend to justify the value of our children with special needs by what they contribute to the world:

"Every soul is valuable because every soul (even ones damaged by “genetic mistakes”) is reflecting the likeness of God. 
I do not need to justify the existence of my special needs child by whatever supposed contribution he makes to the world. Neither do you need to justify your own existence by the same criteria.
Image determines value."

Our son with down syndrome and our daughter with hydrocephaly, a detached retina, and possible cerebral palsy are valuable because they are made in the image of God.  They are worth adopting and bringing into our family simply because they are made in the Lord's image.  He says they are worth it. 

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