After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 30, Mark Davis Pickup’s life took a radical turn. Not only did his daily lifestyle have to be reframed, but so did the placement of his identity:
The whole self-image issue comes up . . . and this isn’t just for people with disabilities, it’s for everybody. I had to redefine myself, from being healthy and able bodied, with an upwardly mobile career, to a new human being that was now in a wheelchair. Who is that new human being? I had to redefine “self.” – Mark Davis Pickup
This life-readjustment for Mark led to his occupation of advocacy for human life and for placing our identity, value, and entirety of hope in Christ alone.
If you are facing a redefining of your “self,” a situation involving abortion, Multiple Sclerosis, or other trials involving a life-readjustment, we hope that Colleen’s truthful and enlightening conversation with Mark is an encouragement to you today.
Check out Mark’s blog, Human Life Matters, and contact him directly at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca.
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