Now, for me … that’s a miracle!

8 Responses to “Now, for me … that’s a miracle!”


  1. 1 Gimli_69 August 21, 2009 at 16:33

    Bellissimo il video che hai postato. Grazie per avermi fatto conoscere un persona speciale come Tony Melendez. Certo, ci vuole un coraggio, una volontà, una forza davvero superiori. Forse ci vuole semplicemente fede.
    Un abbraccio

  2. 2 Mitchell August 21, 2009 at 16:44

    He’s got a beautiful voice!
    Once at a concert for wounded soldiers, he cried expressing to the handicapped soldiers and assistants that the miracle of life is in feeling alive every day, saying “I want and I can, because we still have a heart”!

  3. 3 Kieran August 21, 2009 at 22:35

    The Bible is not silent on the issue of disability.
    “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” Exodus 4:11

    “But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘why did you make me like this?’ Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?” Romans 9:20

    These are hard verses. God has answered human questions about the reality of disability in our world, but he has not chosen to answer in a way that satisfies every question. In fact, he has almost dismissed the “right” to ask questions. He is the creator.

    When people advocate the abortion of babies with disabilities, they are doing so because they do not understand that God created each of these lives with a purpose. Each life, if allowed to continue, has the capacity to bring glory to God in some way.

    I didn’t know Tony Melendez. Thank you.
    I’m certainly going to look for his CDs.

  4. 4 Victor S E Moubarak August 21, 2009 at 23:19

    Let this man be an example and an inspiration next time we encounter problems which, to us at least, seem insurmountable.

  5. 5 Jackie Parkes August 21, 2009 at 23:23

    Lovely blog..will link to it..

  6. 6 anne bender August 22, 2009 at 02:03

    Gabriella, I’ve seen this before, and I agree, it is a miracle! What a beautiful soul! And how blessed he was to receive a hug from JPII! Thanks for sharing this!

  7. 7 Mary Nicewarner August 22, 2009 at 03:23

    Gabriella,
    The hair stood up on my arms watching this video. I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. He is so beautiful. I have seen him on EWTN before and he never fails to inspire me. Yes, Gabriella, for me too he is a miracle. May God bless Tony Melendez.[And you too, of course!]

  8. 8 Cinzia August 22, 2009 at 03:32

    Wow, what an inspiration! I had never heard of Tony Melendez either. His words “In the eyes of God I am whole” is particularly meaningful and has made me THINK.

    The truth is, none of us are perfect – but for our Heavenly Father, we are all whole and unique, and He loves us exactly how we are with all of our imperfections and disabilities (I have plenty … more so than Tony Menendez). Even though I have hands, I can’t play a guitar anywhere as well as he can, and I can’t sing: there are two disabilities just for starters!

    It is us humans who constantly confuse things and make certain “rules” as to who is disabled and who isn’t. The issues of abortion and euthanasia are a clear example of this. We want to become “god” and judge who is worthy of living and being and who isn’t according to our stupid “rules.”

    This wonderful man and his amazingly strong faith, optimism, love of life and fantastic ABILITIES is truly inspiring.


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