“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by[a] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-14
In today’s reading, Paul speaks of how the “body of Christ” ( that is to say, the church) is made up of many parts , parts that are unique and contribute in different ways. Each one of us, as part of our church, have that uniqueness – abilities, gifts, talents that are not the same as others in our community, but that is precisely what makes us a complete body, a complete church – all of these “parts” working together for one common good – praising God and spreading the Good News to our world.
Let us pray : Holy and Giving One, please hear us as we praise You , we sing to You, we bow to Your greatness. It is so true, Lord, that we each are special – gifts, talents, knowledge , understanding and we want to contribute as we are able. Help us to be the best part we can be, guide us to be the voice for you in this troubled, challenging world of ours , help us to help others know You, understand You, see You clearly. Through Jesus, our Savior, we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ, Rollie