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When We All Work Together

posted Jan 27, 2019, 2:46 PM by web feat   [ updated Feb 10, 2019, 4:19 PM ]
During this time of division,  in 1 Corinthians 12 we find an important reminder:

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. We each used to independently call our own shots, but then we entered into a large and integrated life in which he has the final say in everything. (This is what we proclaimed in word and action when we were baptized.) Each of us is now a part of his resurrection body, refreshed and sustained at one fountain—his Spirit—where we all come to drink. 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. (from Eugene Peterson's "The Message")

Like the various parts of our bodies, we are all different and function in different ways, but we all have value, and are necessary parts of the whole. 

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