Bit Players

We have different gifts.
      —Romans 12:6

A movie critic wrote of a longtime but little-known actor, “Though never a great actor, he was invaluable in small parts.”

That is one of the finest compliments I’ve ever read.

The church couldn’t function without those who are incapable of great things but are invaluable in small parts—bit players. They have limitations but are eager to help and happy to serve.

I’m thinking of a brother who had no more initiative or imagination than the pew on which he sat. But ask for volunteers to turn out the lights and lock the doors or to set up tables and chairs for a church dinner, and he was the first to show up.

Our debt to those who are bit players is incalculable.

A small thing done well is big.

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