There is nothing like activity to let you know something is wrong with your body. There is that moment of rest when you may forget that you have an injury or illness, but try to get something done.
Run a race.
Weed the garden.
Ride a longboard.
Get out of bed.
Suddenly you remember. There is civil war in my body. All parts are not functioning well. Chances are you give a lot of extra love and care to the parts of the body most in disfunction.
You set a broken arm.
You ice a sprained ankle.
You stitch torn skin.
You pull out a splinter.
All activity is stopped while you care for the injured or broken body.
Paul says so is the body of Christ. And just like that, we don't need an advanced pastoral leadership degree to see clearly. We need the full body to work well. We can exist with individual parts, but to move, to have impact, to advance we need the entire body operating well and together.
If it's not, what good does is it do for my body part to run ahead? Yes, it's frustrating to have to wait when you are ready to move. But what is beautiful about the body is it doesn't think that way. The leg doesn't get mad that the arm isn't ready, and start running. It also doesn't refuse to move when the arm needs it to. Both cooperate for the health of the whole.
So does the body of #Christ.
Olympic medals aren't given to strong feet. Championships aren't earned by sharp eyes. It's the entire body that wins the prize. I can argue it's the one who's body cooperates best that accomplishes the most.
So it is in the body of Christ.
Christ gave us the Comforter to empower healing and bring unity to the body. In him and through the Holy Spirit, we can operate in unity and health as a body in Christ.
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