We are often tempted to blindly trust our eyes, and believe that only what we see with our eyes is what truly exists. We are often tempted to believe that only those who appear disabled to our eyes are disabled. As a result, we make a class of disabled people as distinguished from the rest of the people who are treated as if they are fully able. As a result, the so-called able people look down upon the so-called disabled ones as parasites, and their approach varies from sympathy to hatred. The so-called disabled people look down upon themselves with self-contempt.
Our father, help us to see with our inner eyes so that we may realize the truth that thou alone are almighty, and that all people in the world are disabled in one way or other. Help us to realize that whatever abilities we have are not our own abilities, but thy gifts.
Once we all develop the ability to see with our inner eyes, no one will feel self-contempt for being disabled, and no one will look down on others for being disabled. We will learn to identify our own disabilities so that we can seek the help of others who can help us. We will also learn to identify our abilities so that we can help others who need our help. We will live together as the organs of a body helping and supporting each other. We will learn to develop a symbiotic relationship rather than a parasitic relationship.
Father, forgive us our evil deeds just as we forgive each other. We don't look down upon others, nor do we look down upon ourselves. We surrender ourselves to thy rule rather than the rule of evil, so that we live with interdependence. We long for thy rule in this world from the depth of our hearts. May thy kingdom spread through us! Let us be the yeast that can leaven the entire dough!
For thine is the kingdom, power and the glory for ever.