Life And Our Part In It.

Life is like a play. We have all been given a part to play  and so we are all playing out our part. The play can not be complete unless each of us does our part. Wm. Shakespeare wrote these famous words from the Seven Ages Of Man:

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances.”

This certainly sums up life. We are born and we die, but it is what we do in the in between. You see, if a theatrical company put on a play and one person decides that he would recite his words other than how they were written, well, that would throw off the person who may have had to respond to his original lines, or if that person suddenly felt like he did not want to go out and act out his part. Well, that would stop the play and if they skip over his part the play would not make any sense. You see, we have a responsibility in life to do our part. Each one of us depends on the other to do their part so that life goes smoothly. You see this in a family. You see this at the workplace. Can you imagine playing any kind of sport and your team mate does not want to do his part in playing as a team? You would lose the game. We all need each other because we all have a part to play, no matter if it is a big part or only a little part. In many movies it is the supporting actor or actress that carries the movie. Consider our bodies. The Bible says this about how our body functions as a whole. “For the body does not consist of one member but of many.  If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?  But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as He chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be?  As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you,’ nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,  and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,  which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”

Don’t let us down, we need you to do your part because your part in this world is very valuable. So as the song goes, “Pick yourself up and dust yourself off, and start all over again,” because you have a part to play and you’re on stage right now!

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