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Those blue handicapped signs you see painted on the asphalt at the shopping mall or grocery store alert us to the fact that those parking spaces are reserved for those with mobility issues. But now, the handicapped sign is getting a makeover. This reminds us of the importance of logos, signs and symbols. Christians have an important sign. Does it, too, need a makeover?
For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Speaking Absence," March 2, 1997, at HomileticsOnline.com.
If you've circled any crowded parking lot in America in the last several decades, you know that there's probably at least one space that's usually open. But you better not park there unless you've got a special blue tag hanging from your rearview mirror.
We're talking about the spaces reserved for handicapped persons (or differently-abled persons), of course -- spaces which are clearly marked by the universally-recognized blue sign featuring the outline of a person in a...