At first, I sometimes jokingly thought "You know those more difficult people in the church? Someone's gotta be the butt."
No doubt, there ARE difficult kinds of people in the Body of Christ who are, sad to say, just a pain in the bumbums. And sometimes I do briefly think, hmm why ya? Why do these "butt-people" need to exist, or what kind of role do they play?
If it is just because of the fact that no one is perfect, and there is no perfect earthly church, so I guess maybe those are the more "imperfect" parts of the church? But still, no matter what, we are still one body so.. *shrugs~
1 Corinthians 12v12, 18:
12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
18But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.
Boy check out verse 18, so.. the Bible meant to say that God is the one who hand-picks whoever is which part of the body? Even the butt?
However, when I give more thought to this, I realised, and was reminded of how crucial the butt is. Rather than being the troublesome poopie-holes, they are the ones who actually get the s*** out of the body.
They are the ones who work hard and with utmost urgency to keep the bad out of the Body of Christ.
Or rather, DUMP out the bad that was produced inside the body.
Now that I think of it, maybe being the bumbums of the Church isn't so bad after all. In fact, it is somewhat noble and too many a time, the Body of Christ lacks members who are in this position...
Helping to keep the peace between members...
Being there to reconcile and help resolve matters...
Willing to just clean up the mess, remove what is unhealthy, restore a "clean and clear" environment...
I am sure there are many more functions but my brain could not think of any more for now.
1 Corinthians 12v24-25:
...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.
Indeed, no matter what role you play or what you are in the church, let us have the same care for each other, because
26If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
-- 1 Corinthians 12v26