Let's Be What We Were Made To Be

You know how a toddler or preschooler just HAS to do it by him or herself? It’s frustrating and time-consuming. We think that’s crazy and childish. But as adults, I’m not sure we’re much different. Sometimes we think we need to be able to do it all, by ourselves, or it’s not even worth our time trying.

We don’t want to let others help us or serve us. We feel like a failure if we can’t do it on our own. We compare what we can do with what others can do and feel like we don’t measure up.

You can do things I can’t do and I can do things you can’t do. That’s how we were created.

We are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. Romans 1:4-6 Msg

Why is it so difficult to live into how we are created? I guess it’s the human condition and the ego. But when someone is vulnerable and willing to let others help, why we’re the first to step in and help, right? Sometimes we can’t make it on our own. And that’s okay.

We continue with “The Spirituality of U2” series tomorrow. Spoiler alert: there will be four U2 songs in the service. See you at 9:00 or 10:30 am.

Grace and peace,


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