The Lord looks at the heart
Tucker Salovaara, a life-long parishioner at St. James', shares his reflections this Lent on a simple line of Scripture that spoke a profound truth to him.
"People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." - 1 Samuel 16:7
Throughout my life, a majority of the people that I have encountered in NYC classify me as being delayed because of my outward appearance. They always think that I am not capable of being smart because I am in a wheelchair. Sometimes I feel like God is punishing me and my family, but when I read this verse, it helps me realize that God has my back no matter what the circumstances are.
This year for Lent, I am trying to give back to God by being a good example in the disabled community because I think that God put me in this wheelchair for this specific reason and I plan to see it through.