Monthly Archives: March 2015

Missed Opportunity

A few days ago, a distraught mom contacted me for help.  Her son who has autism had been treated rather poorly and unfairly at her small church.  Although reluctant to pursue reconciliation on any level at first, the parent had agreed, after a somewhat delayed invitation from the pastor, to sit down to discuss what had happened.  I had also been invited to the meeting and was looking forward to both supporting the parent, who had been obviously hurt, and providing suggestions and resources for the church.
Unfortunately, the parent backed out of the meeting at the last minute.  She had a found a more welcoming place to begin taking her family with a youth group that she felt had more experience embracing kids who have autism.
As I sit down to ponder these events (and I had been quite invested with thought and prayer for this hurting family and the church …