In light of Paul telling us that the church is like a body, that is
with hands, feet, arms, legs and other such things, can I ask a few
If we are a body, that would mean you might be a hand, and I might
be a knee. Why do we so often make a knee do what a hand is supposed to
do? That is to say, why do we have administrators teaching? Yes, I know,
we need Sunday School teachers, but if we donít have a teacher, should
we make one teach who canĎt?
If we are body, each having different functions, resulting in
different likes and dislikes, why do most churches have just one type of
music Sunday mornings? Does the whole church consist of horn players? Is
everyone in the church a guitar player? Do we all like the same kind
music? Why not allow each musician to express himself in the gifting he
has? Can there not be a place for free expression of faith in the area of
music for all to participate in?
If we are all part of one body, and we look differently, why was I
brought up to dress in a suite on Sunday mornings, and look like everyone
else? Why would a foot that should be wearing a sock be made to wear a
If we are all part of one body, why, if I am a bone in the foot do
some people try to join me with a bone in the hand? Wonít the body
function better if I being a bone in the foot am joined to another bone in
the foot? Why try put me in a place that is out of place?
If we are all part of the body, each having different jobs because
of who we are and our gifts, why should I be made to do the job of a hand
if I am an eyeball? Am I not supposed to be keeping guard, watching where
we are going? If I am trying to lift things and move things around because
I am being made to do the job of a hand, might we not smash into something
along the way because I am not doing my job keeping watch? Besides, how
can an eye lift anything anyway?
I know Iíve asked a lot of questions, but if we are truly the body
of Christ, tell me, why is this body so deformed looking?