Have you ever seen a leg hopping down the street, or waiting at the stop light to cross the street? Or have you ever seen a hand crawling down a path chasing a stray ball or sweeping the dirt on the sidewalk?
Do you remember watching one of those movies where someone dies and donates a body part and they quickly put the part in an ice box and rush to re-attach it to another person? How long do you think the heart could last without being attached?
It amuses me when I see people make statements on Facebook about leaving a church, and how their lives are so much better. Don’t get me wrong, if the church is not for you, I’m all for you leaving, especially if God has told you to leave… but this thing where people leave out of anger… don’t you know that you need the body more than it needs you?
Yeah there are a few churches that are out to take your money, but these are the minority. Most churches were created to serve and help you. And yeah church folks can hurt you more than any other group of people in the world, especially when it’s the leader that hurts you (I’ve been there). But you better wise up and realize that you need the body more than it needs you.
Look out of your window and see the amputees that are still living relatively normal life. Yeah it would be better if they had they missing parts of their bodies, but they can still exist without that missing piece. But you know what happens to the missing piece? it dies.
Remember what the leaders have done for you. Remember who you were before you became part of that body, and who you’ve become since then. Remember that no one is perfect, not even the leaders of the church. Remember that unforgiveness will ruin you…and guess what yeah the rest of the church may miss you, but they will be in their bed sleeping…while you will still be stewing and getting more decrepit in your anger juices…
And please…let me know when you see that leg hopping down the street.