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Crippled Man Crawls to The Altar To Give His Offering To The Church

 

Meu querido filho indo agradecer ao nosso Pai poderoso sua graça recebida a coisa mas linda de ver muita fé e muita emoção. Amém….

Posted by Geilza Antonio on Thursday, June 21, 2018

My guess is that it’s a Catholic church in a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking place. But the singing in the background is, in English? Am trying to figure out. At center aisle, a crippled man crawls his way to reach the altar. He pushes a small box as he crawls to move forward.

Hard to fathom why the people just stare at him. Some are teary-eyed, others are smiling nicely, silently lauding his spirit to move on his own. During the latter part of the video, a man at the back follows him with a wheelchair. That’s until the crippled man reaches the altar and is met by the priest. The crippled man, beaming joy in his face, shoves the box to the priest who in turn, takes the box. And then he is put in the wheelchair.

Apparently, the box is the crippled man’s gift to the church. And he would like to hand it to the priest personally, on his own. It’s commendable and very touching.

No one can judge the crippled man why he needed to put up a spectacle to bring his offering when he could have asked a kin to bring his gift or just approach any of the church staff to get it and have it acknowledged. Because surely, some people may frown on the act, like it’s a tear-jerker scene.

But I would rather reflect on the act in a more positive way.

The crippled man did not approach the altar to ask for healing. In all his disability and deformity, he went there painstakingly but PROUD that he has an offering for the church. He doesn’t want assistance in handing it over probably because he also toiled on his own in coming up with that gift. And so he is honored and delighted to bring it over, despite his pitiful appearance.

The widow’s offering in Luke 21:3-4 popped in my head after watching this video. “And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

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