I am black. I am a woman. I am a black woman. I have chronic illnesses and a disability. I am an introvert. I look much younger than I am so am often assumed to be “young.” I grew up poor. I am a great big ball of “socially undesirable.” Since God knew me before I was even a thought to my parents, I must assume that God also knew that I would be made up of all of society’s less desirable parts. Yes, I am also made in the image of God, but society doesn’t often acknowledge (or care Read More
Tag: body of Christ
Have You Thanked a Spleen, Lately?
While reading Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 12, I found myself distracted by a blog post begging to be written. So here it is. As Christians, we’re all (or should be) familiar with this passage in which Paul discusses how every person who makes up the body of Christ is equally important. He uses physical body parts to make his point, and this got me to thinking. While we in Christendom may have developed a better understanding of the concept of appreciating the parts that make up the whole, I think that we have a long way to go when Read More