The Obituary of Someone Else

It would make me sick to say how many times I’ve heard let “someone else” do it. Here is the obituary of “someone else”. Maybe it’s time we step up and do it.

Baptist Manna

“I know that all of you were saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our church’s most valuable members — Someone Else. 
Someone’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.  Else has been with us for many years, and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than the normal person’s share of the work.  Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results.  Someone Else can work with that group.  Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone’s lips, “Let Someone Else do it.”  It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the largest givers in the church.  Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed that Someone Else would make up the difference. 

Someone Else was a…

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5 thoughts on “The Obituary of Someone Else

  1. Very true, so many churches struggle to find consistent volunteers and helpers. Somehow people have come to believe that church is only a place to be served, not to serve others. They forget that the church is referred to as a body, in which all parts must work together. Great post!

  2. This is an awesome reminder and reminds me a great deal of Matthew West’s song Do Something.
    We aren’t here to wait for someone else to take care of it, just look at the Good Samaritan. Had he just let someone else do it what might that story have been for us today.

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