Because the Aspergers person may not be socially driven, they may have difficulty with communication in a variety of ways. They often have self-imposed rules or patterns that are usually very restrictive. They will have speaking differences such as lack of verbal rhythm, monotone pitch, and a peculiar inflection on certain words that impact communication and may head tilt while in thought. They try to make friends, but they are often either temporarily successful or completely unsuccessful due to their lack of social skills. It takes energy that they are not willing to give, especially in conflicted scenarios. They may display a lack of interest in the discussions, thoughts, and opinions of the people they befriend. Others grow weary along with the Aspergians.
This morning as I read this devotional, I was reminded that every person that enters my day entered not by coincidence but through God's divine purpose. I'm keenly aware of this.
I'm wired differently, but intersect faith into the equation and watch God move. It is a beautiful life!
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us, grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him, the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.