Would you put this head, with this body?    

What did the apostle Paul have to say of himself?

For I think God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are distinguished, but we are without honour. To this present hour, we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated and are homeless, and we toil working with our own hands. When we are reviled we bless, when we are persecuted we endure, when we are slandered we try to conciliate. We have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things until now. (1 Cor 4:11-13)

All dressed up and nowhere to go?

Or,

All beaten up and the world is my parish?

Is it time to re-ad-dress our priorities, and do the things that really matter?

As Paul goes on to record, in the very next verse:

“I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children….

Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.”

Be the head….not the tail.

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