Wild Lectionary: The Boy with Epilepsy- Listening Again

Delighted to have been a guest blogger on Wild Lectionary. At 2 years seizure free this week it feels wonderful to have written epilepsy in the Bible and my own experience.

Radical Discipleship

img_5191_med_hr-2 Wing and a Prayer, 2014, mixed media, L.J. Throstle

Lent 2C
Luke 9:28-43

By Lucy Price

Matthew, Mark and Luke all contain seizures and demons in the same sentence and some even translate the word to epilepsy. Lunatic and moonstruck are closer to the original translation, but in any case growing up in the church as a person living with epilepsy, hearing the story of the boy brought to Jesus for healing left me with a knot in my stomach and a lump in my throat.

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