Have you seen this in the churches you've attended or been part of?
Is this the kind of attitude we promote in churches?
I read this and I just can't see this is what I've ever seen in the church at large. People with "big" gifts are elevated. People who are charismatic in personality, those who can sing beautifully, talk beautifully, who look important, who have influence in society are also elevated in churches.
I am thankful I go to a small church where my children who have disabilities are tolerated by all and loved by some. But this isn't always the case at all churches. My almost 13 year old cannot talk or walk and cannot communicate with others in a way others can understand. He makes eye contact with those who genuinely care for him and he makes a lot of noises.
According to the scripture above, he is necessary to the church and we ought to bestow abundant honor on him and those others in the church who appear not to actually add much at all to our services and to our projects.
If we did this we sure would be different from the world.
But do we?
And if we don't, how can we start?