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The Curse and the Blessing

Editor's note: This poem accompanies Ron Klug's article, "Page by page."

Now, I know.

For these many years,

I have always answered the question
by pointing to the hidden blessing.
“Perhaps God has used the Parkinson’s,”
I say courageously,
“to enhance my ministry.
As I share my weakness and my struggle,
I allow others to share their struggle.
I give voice and words to the grief.”


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