Healing Femurs

Posted: December 13, 2011 in Wandering Thoughts

Someone asked the great anthropologist Margaret Mead, “What is the first sign you look for, to tell you of an ancient civilization?” The interviewer had in mind a tool or article of clothing. Ms. Mead surprised him by answering, a “healed femur” (thigh bone, for those of us who didn’t study biology).

When someone breaks a femur, they can’t survive to hunt, fish or escape enemies unless they have help from someone else. Thus, a healed femur indicates that someone else helped that person, rather than abandoning them and saving themselves. Isn’t that what we in philanthropy are all about? Healing femurs of one sort or another?

Isn’t that what i as a member of the body of Christ is to do, rather than abandoning them saving myself? The following are just a few of the verses given to me in the word regarding this idea.

Romans 15:5 Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6That together you may [unanimously] with united hearts and one voice, praise and glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). 7Welcome and receive [to your hearts] one another, then, even as Christ has welcomed and received you, for the glory of God.

1. i am to RECEIVE one another, just as Christ also has accepted us to the Glory  of God. Romans 15:7

2. i am to GREET one another with a holy kiss. Romans 15:16

3. i am to SPEAK to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Ephesians 5:19

4. i am to SUBMIT to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

5. i am to  LOVE one another, as He has loved us, so i must love one another. John 13:34

6. i am to offer HOSPITALITY to one another without grumbling. I Peter 4:9

7. i am to stop passing JUDGEMENT on one another. Romans 14:13

8. i am to with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing TOLERANCE for one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

9. i am to be kind to one another, TENDER HEARTED, forgiving each other, just as Christ also has forgiven us. Ephesians 4:32

10. There should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal CONCERN for one another. I Corinthians 12:25

11. i was called to be free. But, i  do not use my freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, to SERVE one another in love. Galatians 5:13

12. i am to CARRY one anothers burdens, and in this way we fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

13. i am to CONFESS MY SINS to one another and PRAY for one another so that i may be healed. James 5:16

14. i am to pursue the things which make for peace and the BUILDING UP of one another. Romans 14:19

15. i am to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly as i TEACH and admonish one another with all wisdom and as i sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

16. i am to be full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and be able to ADMONISH one another. Romans 15:14

17. i am to ENCOURAGE one another and build each other up, just as in fact we are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11

18. i am to CONSIDER one another to provoke me to love and good works. Romans 10:24

19. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant me to be LIKEMINDED with one another according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5

20. i am to be DEVOTED to one another in brotherly love; give PREFERENCE to one another in honor. Romans 12:10, I John 15:12, 13

This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

“Love is not the answer, it’s the assignment.”

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