This past July 4 was a costly holiday for a couple of NFL players.
New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul had to have his right index finger amputated as a result of a fireworks accident. Tampa Bay cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers in a Fourth of July fireworks mishap.
Hopefully, these two players can recover from their injuries and resume their lucrative careers playing professional football. However, their effectiveness will be in question after losing precious parts of their body. News of these accidents should encourage other players to take more precautions in their off-field activities.
Likewise, we church members should do our best to take care of each other. The Bible describes the church as the body of Christ, and we Christians are members of that body. We can only function to our fullest capacity if all of our body parts are working properly. Therefore, we have to take care of each other.
“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.”—1 Corinthians 12:21-22.