Author Country :Nigeria Genre Type :Parable-Dream Location :Nigeria Year of Publication :NULL/ Publication :NULL Sub Theme :Laity, Ministry, Missionary Call, Preaching the Gospel/ Author Name :NULL/ Author City :NULL
One year during the wet season in Nigeria there was a very bad storm. It blew
the roof off the church in one small village. When the catechist came to
inspect the fallen roof he was saddened to see that one of the rafters had
fallen in and broken a large statue of Christ over the high altar. The people
had been very proud of this statue. Now the statue had no arms and no legs.
These had been broken off by the falling rafter. The catechist was very
worried. He decided that he would get some cement and lime and put new legs and
arms back on the statue. Then the people would be happy again. While the
catechist slept that night he had a dream. In the dream Jesus appeared to him
and said, "Do not put back any arms or legs on the statue, as I do not need them
now." The catechist was amazed and said, "Please Jesus, why do you not need
them any more?" Jesus answered, "You are my arms and legs now!" Then the
catechist woke up and understood what Jesus meant.