A known illustration for christians (already found in the old testament) is later applied from Jesus himself:
#Isaiah2816 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: Whoever believes will not be in haste"
#Psalm11822 "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone."
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
Also found in the gospel of Mark and Luke:
But Jesus looked directly at them and said, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'?"
#1Peter24 "As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious"
Jesus Christ is the chosen cornerstone, the most sublime one. He is a "living stone".
So can you. You can be just like Peter a "living stone" in the house of God.