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Blind and Armless

In illustrating the interdependence of one another’s spiritual gifts in a local church, Gary Inrig, in Life in His Body shared the following story:

Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The highest ranking student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, when he received his honor, he insisted that half the credit should go to his friend, Kaspryzak. They had met one another in school when the armless Mr. Kaspryzak had guided the blind Mr. Overton down a flight of stairs. This acquaintance ripened into friendship and a beautiful example of interdependence. The blind man carried the books which the armless man read aloud in their common study, and thus the individual deficiency of each was compensated for by the other.

After their graduation, they planned to practice law together. No believer is complete by himself, we are to minister to one another, as a family.

This story was related by Donald Grey Barnhouse.

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