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John Kraemer shares his experience with the Praying at the Bricks project, where he builds a giant church out of Lego every year. He discusses the purpose of the project, which is to show that no matter the challenge or disability, God can still use one's talents. John also emphasizes the importance of prayer and shares examples of how prayers have been answered in his life. He highlights the need for welcoming and inclusive parishes and discusses the challenges faced by people with invisible disabilities. John encourages understanding, resilience, and gratitude in dealing with challenges and interacting with others.
The Praying at the Bricks project demonstrates that no matter the challenge or disability, God can still use one's talents.
Prayer is a powerful tool that can bring about subtle but significant changes in one's life.
Parishes should strive to be welcoming and inclusive, making accommodations to ensure accessibility for all.
It is important to approach people with disabilities with dignity and respect, treating them as individuals rather than focusing on their limitations.
Developing resilience and gratitude can help in facing challenges and interacting with others.
00:00 - Introduction
00:53 - Praying at the Bricks and the Lego Church Project
02:19 - Duration and Display of the Churches
03:18 - Displaying the Project at Parishes
05:05 - Interacting with Visitors at the Displays
06:14 - Engaging with Kids and Adults
08:50 - The Purpose of the Project
09:47 - The Power of Prayer
12:48 - Answered Prayers
15:12 - Prayer and Disabilities
18:21 - Creating Welcoming Parishes
20:18 - Interacting with People with Disabilities
21:47 - Invisible Disabilities
22:45 - Adapting to Challenges
25:19 - Overcoming Prejudice and Judgment
27:07 - Understanding Others' Struggles
28:08 - Improving Accessibility in the Church
30:20 - Developing Resilience
31:34 - Gratitude and Faith
35:14 - Praying at the Bricks
36:13 - Getting Started with Lego
39:15 - Transportation Challenges
41:12 - Upcoming Display at Christ the Good Shepherd
42:29 - Where to Find John and His Work
43:23 - Closing Remarks