This is from a textbook we picked up along the way (and are getting rid of). There’s plenty in the book that can be poked fun at as far as science, but I’m including this for the delightful analogy they draw here. From the teachers manual to the textbook, Considering God’s Creation: A Creative Biblical Approach to Natural Science in the section on “Man — Endocrine System and Excretory System:
BIBLE READING: (Have student look up scriptures.) There are certain parts of our body that are private parts. We don’t show them or talk about them with just anyone. And yet they are very important to us. If wastes build up in your body, they can become toxic (poisonous) to you. In the body of Christ, the Church, some people have behind-the-scene type jobs that don’t show and can’t be shared with just anyone (such as counseling, helping people “clean up” their lives, settling arguments, doing spiritual warfare, and confronting evil where ever it is found). These people are vital for the good of the whole body. Let’s read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 and 13 and see how each member of Christ’s body functions together.
So, if you have a behind-the-scene job at your church, maybe you are like someone’s excretory system! Think about that the next time you are trying to “clean up” someone’s life… ;^)
It is really quite an amazing reach. Maybe it is born from the perceived need to connect everything to a bible teaching somehow. I think they could have come up with something a little more helpful than that, but oh well, it wouldn’t have been so funny then.