by Sr Nunother
Recently, as I served breakfast to a guest, he politely asked, “So what happens here on Saturday morning?” I assumed he referred to the stream of people hurrying by the window with shovels, brooms, garden carts, ladders and paint cans.
“Oh, that’s work crew”, I answered. “There’s a job for everyone, from folding church bulletins and jam making, to mowing grass and renovating buildings.
He replied that it looked just like a beehive. Exactly! Beehive is the name given to our Saturday morning endeavor and I was glad he made the analogy. The conversation led me to do a little research and I found these significant facts: 1. Honey bees are altruistic social insects that band together for the good of all; 2. The basis for division of labor within a hive is the age of the worker and is designed to prolong life; 3. Hives continue to develop and survive as long as every member functions well at his/her particular tasks. It occurred to me that the beehive is a living symbol of I Corinthians 12, the scripture that speaks of the interdependence of the parts of the body of Christ and the necessity of all.