This is not a rhetorical question; rather I am serious. I am recently contacted by a woman, who wants my article, “Escaping the Bubble” published by the Sounding Board. My initial thought is “Great!” There is just one problem. The Sounding Board would like me to not be so religious.
The Sounding Board is a non profit and volunteer operated magazine for the National Federation f/t Blind. They do publish some stories with a light touch of spirituality. I am acquainted with the NFB. If my friends thought I was adamant about independent living and doing the same things, as others then they’d be in for a surprise with these guys.
The National Federation for the Blind do have the right idea about what the blinds can do. Our difference is, I prefer the soft approach compared to them. Don’t worry, they’re not all militants. 🙂 The goal is to reach the larger blind and visually impaired community and empower them to pursue a robust lifestyle that includes professional careers, sports and everyday inclusion in society. “Escaping the Bubble” is likely to be a natural hit with them.
One question I have is this. What of the spiritual component? What about faith in God, the Father and Jesus? What is the spiritual inclination for the blind community? Would they want to come into a charismatic church? What of an evangelical church or a Catholic church?
Why am I so interested? For one thing, I would love for this community read stories like “Escaping the Bubble” and I am not sure of how to get my stuff into their hands. I share and appreciate my friend’s enthusiasm; however the question remains “What am I missing?”