Are those with special needs given the same heart? Yes!
C.S. Lewis wrote
"There does seem to be an empty space, a vacuum in the heart of every human….Those who believe in God say that he and he alone is the piece that brings completion to the soul. All people need God."
And what about the soul? Every human is given a soul at conception – created by God and the essence of humankind. Do individuals with special needs have a soul? Of course they do!
God values all His children as those created in His image. Shouldn’t the rest of the world?
It’s not a reality yet but we can bring change about by leading with example. Let’s bring them all into the faith community. Let them know they are a child of God and loved and cherished by God and God’s faithful people.