crutches

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being injured is absolutely no fun. walking with crutches is a pain in the butt. i think the hard thing of being so immoblilized is that you have to depend on people for about everything. you lose alot of your independence, having to ask people to help you with even simple things. i couldn't carry a pizza to my car. i had to ask the lady inside to come and help me. i dunno... having handicapped parking is about the only upside.

i'm sure there is some kind or spiritual lesson or analogy to be made, here, but i don't feel like making it. if anyone who reads this thinks of one, post it as a reply. cause i'm giving up for the night.

bye bye.

9 comments:

Kim said...

I know what you mean... I was on crutches at the beginning of the year after falling down the stairs in the vines before campus church. I hope your foot gets better soon! I'll be praying for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Right now you have crutches and, like you said, you loose your independence because you have to depend on someone else even to do simple things. Maybe God wants you to do the same with Him. Maybe He wants you to depend on Him completely!!! Just like when you have crutches, you need Him even to do simple things!!!!

.... i don't know.....
it might be!! =D

ok,well....
bye*

Raisa said...

I like your lesson anonymous. Thanks for posting that up, it makes one think. So...what did you do, to deserve the crutches?

Harrison said...

yeah, it was a good lesson, probobly the obvious one to get. now lets try and get creative. i know theres another good little nugget in there somewhere... i challenge everyone to come up with some crazy but connected moral to the story.

and i hurt my foot playing soccer over thanksgiving break. ouch.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was just a way to remind us all to be thankful for the things we take for granted...We think that we ought to have use of all of our limbs and body parts. We tend to think that it should be a given to be able to do simple things like pick up a pizza without any help, but it's not possible for everyone, and not just temporarily. Even things that we consider so simple that we don't even think about, like taking a step, or holding a pencil , are blessings. After volunteering in a PT office I've witnessed first hand so many people in this world that have permanently injured themselves and would praise God everyday to have access to their injured area again. Everything we can do is a privilege, not a right. We need to praise God more for the "simple" things we are able to do.

Anonymous said...

well, if you want a creative one, here it is: now you know how old people feel...they feel like a burden to society. Half of them are handicapped in some way or another. Some of them are veterans, and with this war going on, even some young people are coming home with a handicap, guess whos freedom they are fighting for. Sorry, if I sounded like I was preaching right there, I'm not. Some old people, are so wise, they have gone through their life time, shouldn't we try and see what wisdom they can pass on, so we don't make the same mistakes, but we are thinking of ways to get rid of them...euthanasia. Now you are experiencing some of the helplessness, and constant need for help from others. Most old people are not use to being immobile and loosing their independence (as you aren't), so we, as a community, need to find other ways that they can be part of society. Some, I agree can't do much, but at least be kind to them. :)

Harrison said...

hmmm very well said. i agree with you, and being temporarily *disabled* lets you see things from another point of view. we definitely need to appreciate things we have more.

touche

Harrison said...

here is a moral to the story i just made up:

pizza, while delicious, can somehow make you hurt your foot and have to use cruthes. pizza is therefore evil, or satanic. this is obvious logical deduction in progress. i know, its pretty brilliant. count yourself lucky to witness a truly great mind at work.

(kidding)

Anonymous said...

brilliant, i wouldn't call it. lol. but we can guess all you want for God's answer for your special needs, but you know you are the only one that can truly understand God's will for you rite now. Maybe it's just as simple as learning to rely on God a little more, or learning to be thankful for your everday privlages, or maybe you just have to learn that there are many things you can do on your own, but you have to learn to rely on others because you are not alone on this earth and asking for help is not a weakness but a virtue. or maybe God just wants to watch you wobble around a bit. but whatever it is, i know you'll figure it out.