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Preaching World Bipolar Day

It was not that this man sinned, nor his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. John 9:3, Revised Standard Version.

Or as The Message puts it: You're asking the wrong question. You're looking for someone to blame. There is no cause and effect here. Look instead for what God can do.

That was Sunday's text. It grabbed me last week and insisted that I post for World Bipolar Day.


In the Gospel, Jesus heals a man born blind. Presumably what God can do is manifest by that healing. So, okay, Jesus, what about me?

What about me? How many people, with how many disabilities, wonder, especially those of us surrounded by others who wonder, Who sinned, this one or the parents?

Isn't that what is behind those well-intentioned advisors -- You just need to... decide to be happy... get over it... get out more... exercise... take this herbal remedy... have you tried...  In other words, it's your own damn fault.

My mother worried, and it took until near the end o…