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A few blocks below my college was a restaurant that served only breakfast – and it was a great breakfast, cheap. What made this breakfast unique was that, except for the manager, everything was handled by mentally handicapped folks. They were the cooks, the waiters and waitresses, the busboy, the hostess the cashier and anything else it takes to run a restaurant. And this placed hummed. It really was some of the best service in town. It was surprising….Why was I surprised that it was such a great place? Because like many people in our society I had written these folks off. I had seen them as people with very limited resources. Not capable. Unable, below average….and I do the same thing with God; I look at what I do not have, how I do not measure up and I believe I am not much for God to work with.