When I saw the headline, “Jockey Cuts Off Fingers”, my first thought was, “Wow! Some of those guys will do anything to keep their weight down!”
Then I read that he didn’t do it on purpose. Jean-Luc Samyn cut off two fingers in a snowblower accident at his home in New York. He will be sidelined for about a month. Samyn hopes to return to riding in late March. The 54-year-old native of France has won 2,611 races in his 36-year career.
Any jockey would rather have all ten fingers functioning properly as he or she tries to guide a horse in a competitive race. In the same way, any church would love to have all of its members functioning properly as it tries to minister in its community.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Cor.12:27).
This verse tells us that every functioning Christian is an important member of the church. Every single one.