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Xiomy Tejada
Dr. Earl Beatty
Homiletics

What is your excuse?

As a student nurse, my first assignment was to give a bed bath to an elderly woman with emphysema and heart failure. I was told she went in and out of consciousness, and not to worry too much about communicating with her.
I gathered the bath supplies, but the women didn’t move, open her eyes or acknowledge Iwas there. I thought giving her a bed bath would be like working on a mannequin, as we had often done in class. While I ran the washcloth over her resting face, the warmth of her skin and little ringlets of hair on her forehead made me keenly aware that, although we might no be able to communicate verbally, she was still a human being. I bathed her gently as I would a baby.
My task wasalmost completed when a whisper came from her lips. `` You care,`` she said, barely audibly. I bent down near her face, touched her cheek and asked what she had said. She repeated ``you care. `` Her eyes were open. Her voice was crackly and breathing labored, but she had something she wanted to say. ``Most of the nurses don’t think I notice, but I do. ``
By then, her face was animated and shewent on to tell of events in her childhood and the antics of her grandchildren. She seemed to take much pleasure in talking and remembering her past as I finished bathing her. She gave me advice about life, then patted my hand and finally said, ``I’m tired now. `` I gathered up the bath supplies and looked at her resting, slender face. The conversation ended as quietly as it had started. Ilearned my lesson that day…and learned well!! As my Children ministry teacher once said, `` people don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care`` and I believe we are all called to care for the body of Christ, which is our church. It is not how much we do; it is how much love we put into what we are doing.
In Romans 12:7, the church is compared to the human body:.

 1Therefore, Iurge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  3For by the grace given me I say to every oneof you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, accordingto the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his[b]faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

Here theapostle Paul begins a discourse which deals with the spiritual gifts and tells us why we should not think of ourselves too highly. We are not to act arrogantly against other believers. Just as the human body contains many members such as arms, legs, and heart, each of these body parts do not have the same function. For example, the toes keep us balanced. The lungs oxygenate the blood while the heartpumps the blood. So when we look at the human body and all its parts, both large and small, they do not have the same functions, yet they all work in unison with each other. Even though the parts are different, they are all vitally needed for the body to work in harmony. Just like the human body has many parts which all make up the whole human body, every Christian is just like a body part. Each...
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