"Through the grace of God and by the Spirit of God we diverse individuals become members of the one body of Christ. And that body needs each one of us. And each one of us who are members of the body needs each other member of the body. No one is not needed. When we think that what we bring to the body is not necessary, we’re being ridiculous. As Paul says, "If the foot would say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be?” (12:15-17)
You can just hear Paul saying, “Duh.” Likewise, when we think that what someone else brings to the body is not necessary, we’re being ridiculous. Paul says, "The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you'.” (12:21)
Each member of the body has an indispensable function to perform, be it foot or hand, ear or eye, those parts that are clothed and those parts that are not clothed. No member of the body is greater or lesser, more essential or less essential than any other member of the body. When we think otherwise, we think wrongly.
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