“You are Christ’s body–that’s who you are!” 1 Corinthians 12:27
Recently, I took a ten question, multipe-choice quiz on Facebook titled, “What career should you have been in?” The computer declared I should have been a writer. But I’m already a writer! Perhaps the test is telling me is that I should have started writing before I turned sixty!
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he used the human body to explain to the new Christians what it takes to be Christ’s “church.” He listed the parts of the church needed: apostles, prophets, teachers, miracle workers, healers, helpers, organizers, and those who pray in tongues.
I don’t see “writer” on Paul’s list! From my twenty-plus years working in the church I recorded minutes of church council meetings, wrote and edited columns for the newsletter, bulletins, and flyers.
When I retired from my parish position, I felt called to blog a daily meditation moment and to write inspirational material. Perhaps there is a limb somewhere on the body of the church reserved for writers.
Lord, show us how to use our skills to be part of your body–the church–and our communities. Amen.