Friday, 21 September 2012

Being Different

A lot of lip service is paid to tolerance of the differences of others – something for which the political Left (as generally the most intolerant people on the planet) always say the words but react in the opposite manner all too frequently. Of course, their entire lives are driven thus, so they can't help it...

Anyway, these words of wisdom might help understand why we were all made to be different from each other...

14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don‘t need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don‘t need you!"
22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
23 and the parts that we think are less honourable we treat with special honour. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honour to the parts that lacked it, 
25 so that there should be no division in the body,
26 but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
(NIV 1 Cor 12:14—27)

It is also a good reminder of how much everyday practical wisdom and sensible thinking there is in the Holy Bible, which is one of many clues as to its validity and authenticity.

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