During World War II one of the churches that was destroyed was St. Mark’s in Frankfort, Germany. When the roof collapsed a statue of Christ was buried in the ruins. After the war, people were cleaning up the site and discovered the statue of Christ. The problem was the hands had been broken off and were destroyed. The leaders of the church determined that they would place the statue in a prominent location without the hands. The reason was that it would be a stark reminder that we are the hands of Christ in this world.