Have you ever considered what part of the body you would be?
|Mary, wearing her"special" sunglasses:|
For partly sunny days (the lens fell out)
If you like to speak, you probably consider yourself a mouth.
If you pastor, teach or evangelize, you most likely consider yourself a mouth.
Did you ever notice that there are a lot of mouths in the Body of Christ?
We all want to be a hand. Or a mouth. Or a heart. Or a mind/brain. Those are the glamorous parts of the body.
No one wants to be the gall bladder. That's just a storage unit. And apparently it can be taken out at any time, so we must not really need it. Nobody wants to risk not being needed.
You would think that the liver is a pretty gross job. But actually, the liver's job is to clean the blood and produce bile, an important digestive liquid. It also stores energy in the form of sugar. So the liver of Christ would be someone like a counselor; someone who helps to clean up a new Christian, renewing them with the cleansing blood of Christ, and mentors them with bile that helps them digest the Word of God, energizing them with the sweetness of Christ if you will.
Okay, it's a stretch, but let's get creative here! As we read in 1 Corinthians, we can't all be the eye or the heart or the mouth. So you have to pick something else.
I wanted to be a mouth, but I was immediately disqualified on a technicality. My foot is usually in my mouth, and I'm only allowed one body part. That's technically two.
I think I'm the funny bone.
The funny bone is located on the inside of the elbow. It's actually not a bone at all, but a nerve called the ulnar nerve which, when hit, gives you a strange sensation. You don't know if you should laugh or cry. It just feels weird.
I don't mind being the guinea pig in a group. I'm happy to be the brunt of the joke for the sake of breaking the ice. I'll venture out first when no one else wants to. I'm a bit strange or quirky, or weird, and I'm flexible (being located in the elbow necessitates flexibility).
I've always enjoyed entertaining people. I love to make people laugh. But I've been told that sometimes I have the ability to hone in on what's at the heart of the matter, thereby having the ability to allow people to feel safe and cry if they need to.
In essence, people don't know whether to laugh or cry when I'm around them.
So, funny bone it is.
I just hope I don't make them feel weird.
Ah well, it's better than being the rectum.
Blessings Along the Path,
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