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Who Flies the Kite?

KiteThe simple act of a child flying a kite illustrates how much we need one another. "Who flies the kite? 'I, said the boy; it is my joy; I fly the kite.'"
"Who flies the kite? 'I, said the wind; it is my whim; I fly the kite.'"
"Who flies the kite? 'I, said the tail I make it sail; I fly the kite.'"
"Who flies the kite? All are wrong; all are right; All fly the kite."

"Who flies the kite in your life?"

Status is Immaterial

kitesIn a similar way, there are no stars for we all have a part in sustaining the Household Body. Dr Paul Brand (1914-2003 AD) was an eminent medical missionary with lepers for many years in India and was a pioneer in developing tendon transfer techniques for use in the hands of those with leprosy. He wrote, "In our society, a janitor has little status because he is so replaceable. Thus, we pay the janitor less and tend to look down upon him. But the body's division of labor is not based on status; status is, in fact, immaterial to the task being performed. The body's janitors are indispensable."

"Child Flying Kite"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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