What part are you?

“You are Christ’s body–that’s who you are!” 1 Corinthians 12:27

Linda at workRecently, 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.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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