Unity and Diversity

posted Jun 4, 2017, 4:49 PM by web feat   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 2:26 PM by Joicy b ]
It's easy for us to get lost in our independent thinking, and forget that we are all connected, all part of something so much bigger. Paul tried to explain this in his letter to the Corinthians:

What I want to talk about now is the various ways God’s Spirit gets worked into our lives. This is complex and often misunderstood, but I want you to be informed and knowledgeable. Remember how you were when you didn’t know God, led from one phony god to another, never knowing what you were doing, just doing it because everybody else did it? It’s different in this life. God wants us to use our intelligence, to seek to understand as well as we can...

He goes on to explain using a wonderful metaphor:

...You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of his one Spirit, we all said good-bye to our partial and piecemeal lives...The old labels we once used to identify ourselves—labels like Jew or Greek, slave or free—are no longer useful. We need something larger, more comprehensive. [1 Corinthians 12:1-13 - Eugene Petersons' "The Message"]

Words that still hold true.

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