For real. It’s bad.
Never in my life have I uttered the phrase to anyone, “I need Chapstick,” but I finally crossed that line. My wife gave me something comparable and I can feel the healing happening.
My lips are dry because my body is distracted.
I’ve been sick the past week and my body’s been focused on fighting off dumb stuff inside of me that doesn’t belong there in the first place, It’s literally made me dry all over in places that aren’t even sick. Consequently, my lips will start bleeding whenever I try to do anything beyond mumble… so all I want to do is mumble. Even the few times tonight when I found myself beginning to laugh at something, my lips started bleeding. So I stopped myself from laughing.
God calls the Church a body, and when the Body gets distracted it ends up fighting off dumb stuff that it shouldn’t have to worry about to begin with… and the whole Body gets dried out, including parts that you wouldn’t expect to. It begins to bleed when it should be laughing. It resorts to mumbling instead of having real conversations.
Catch the metaphor yet?
- How have you seen this in your church or the Body of Christ at large?
- Does this explain a change in some of the people around you who suddenly seem drier than usual?
- What is the dumb stuff you see the people around you wasting time over?
P.S. Got any “Chapstick?”