What Would Jesus Do?

I heard about the story of Adam Race this morning.  I do not pretend to know all the ins-and-outs of the issue.

Adam is a 13-year-old boy with autism.  His family attends a Catholic Church in Minnesota.  Apparently there have been some instances where Adam has been disruptive: grabbing, urinating, calling out, etc.  Depending on who speaks, there may or may not have been discussions of how to keep parishioners safe, there may or may not have been expectations placed upon the family, etc.

There does appear to be a letter the priest sent Adam’s family requesting they not bring their son to mass any longer.  There is a restraining order filed with the local police department to enforce not bringing Adam to mass.

Safety, appropriateness, etc. aside, I keep wondering what Jesus would do in such a case.  Restraining orders can’t be what he would resort to.  Sure, he may have the ability to solve the problem better than you and I can, but asking someone not to come to mass?  That seems to be missing the purpose of mass to me.

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2 thoughts on “What Would Jesus Do?”

  1. In this case Jesus might just heal the kid so everyone could go on with their lives without having to deal with restraining orders from church.

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