In her sermon, Laura Stone presents a radical reinterpretation of healing and wholeness and calls us towards a reimagining of what it means to accept our own disabled bodies. God loves us, she says, "not in spite of our bodies, but within our own embodiment." Following her deeply moving sermon, Laura and her friend Peggy embody a poem from Rainer Marie Rilke's Book of Hours, leaving us with the promise that God holds our hand as we walk through the night.
Watch the full sermon and performance art in the video below. Closed Captioning is available by clicking on the "CC" button on the bottom of the video screen.