Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Clown of God

This passage is from a book entitled, The Clowns of God, by Morris West. In
book, a deposed pope has gone through many trials and tribulations and it is
time of the Second Coming. When he meets the Returned Christ, the former pope
afraid and unsure much like the apostles when Christ first arose. This passage
takes place in a mountain hideaway where children from a school for Down
Syndrome are among those present. The Returned Christ is speaking about one of
these children as he holds her.

"I know what you are thinking. You need a sign. What better one could I give
to make this little one whole and new? I could do it; but I will not. I am the
Lord and not a conjurer. I gave this mite a gift I denied to all of
innocence. To you she looks imperfect--but to me she is flawless, like the bud
that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by
ants. She will never offend me, as all of you have done. She will never
or destroy the work of my Father's hands. She is necessary to you. She will
evoke the kindness that will keep you human. Her infirmity will prompt you to
gratitude for your own good fortune... More! She will remind you every day
I am who I am, that my ways are not yours, and that the smallest dust mite
whirled in the darkest spaces does not fall out of my hand... I have chosen
You have not chosen me. This little one is my sign to you. Treasure her!"


  1. wow I have never heard that before I really like that. this is my first time on your blog. I have wanted to adopt for a long time but my husband is the only thing that stands in my way. someday I hope to change his mind. We have 5 children our daughter is five and she has down syndrome.

  2. I've never heard that either, but it's beautiful! I love Lisette so much.. She looks perfect to me..

  3. Lisette is such a doll baby! She looks like a Lewandowski! :)

  4. but does she look like a Lewandoski??? :)

  5. Jodi
    I am new here as well. Found you off the already home page at RR. Your last name caught my eye as we know that family name and it made me curious where you lived. BUT...God knew what he was doing as He really brought me here for the beautiful post. I have never heard of the book you quote, but it will soon be in our home. It will also accompany my MIL's Christmas present as she has yet to connect with our daughter Lillian. Lillian Grace born Mar'09 who came to us covered with God's fingerprints. She was born by emergency c-section at 34 weeks , 4 pounds and just as He designed for His purpose...Down syndrome, multiple congenital heart defects, severe pulmonary hypertension. She spent her first 8 months as an inpatient and we were told by Mayo she wasn't a candidate for open heart and she wouldn't live until her 1st birthday without it. God's voice directed us to Children's of Philadelphia. There she had open heart and today she is thriving. She is our miracle. Everyday I am humbled and awed by a God that would gift me with such a beautiful treasure. We truly believe God gave us Lillan to prepare us to say "yes" to His call to adopt Lera in Russia. We now are in the midst of that journey. A journey we do not take alone as He walks every step with us, sometimes stride for stide, and sometimes trying to catch up and save us as we run ahead like toddlers searching for direction on our own, but always near to save us from ourselves. Thank you for being His hand and feet to me tonight in the way of a messenger. Your children are beautiful and Lisette is just a little doll. My God continue to richly bless your family.
    FYI...I was heading off to bed just before finding you BUT I now am feeling that tug at my heart and hearing that still small voice that directs me to read more...I may be up for hours, reading of your family's journey to bring your son home. Thank you again for blessing