1 Cor 12 : 21-22 (KJV)
“And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.”
One day the five fingers argue. Each of them argued that it is the most important member of their family.
The Thumb starts its claim, “I am important to eat, write and catch any object with hands. Besides thumb is a universal symbol of victory.
The index finger then argues, “I’m important to point to any object and accuse someone. Speakers use me to express firm ideas and show people with power. I grew up above all to show that things are the first and the best. “
Then the middle finger confirms, “I must be the longest among us and I become the natural leader of this family. I have maximum dignity and I always have you both to keep me on both sides. You cannot question my status, or my stature. “
Then the ring finger expresses his opinion, “I am the symbol of love, romance, marriage and family life. I am decorated with gold rings during engagement and marriage, the greatest and most memorable moments in one’s life. I shine among you like a king wearing a gold crown. ”
The little finger waited for an opportunity to speak. When the opportunity came he said, “I am the smallest, but I am not the last, as a baby of the family, I deserve special care and judgment, no doubt I am the most beautiful finger with the gentleness and the grace of life. When hands folded in prayer or reverence, I am in front of you all as a leader. “Obviously, I am the greatest.”
Have we ever imagined if our hands consisted of nothing but thumb? This philosophy is simple but very meaningful. The debate continues, even beginning a physical fight, when the owner’s hand invites them to make peace. He assures them that every finger is just as important. He told them, “You each are important to me, each of you is helpless and useless without the help of others.”
God created you differently so that when you act together, you can achieve what cannot be done alone. Nothing is weak or unimportant. Each has a unique and important ability. We can achieve victory only by collective efforts, close cooperation, and team work. For example, when we act in harmony, we can operate different tools and equipment, create exquisite artwork, play musical instruments, and help others who need our help.
So, as human beings we should love each other, help each other, and protect each other. Respect and appreciate the shortcomings and strengths of others. Make that difference as our strength to tread the world’s challenges.
by Novianti Octora, S. Psi.