Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Church Is The Body


"You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. 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." (1Cor 12:12-13 MGS).

The Church is a body made up of various parts. Each part has it own function in which it is highly specialized. Oh what joy is it as each part carries out it own function with pride. They all love their special functions and they do it without trying to infringe on anybody's function. They understand each other. There is harmony in their midst as the Spirit takes hold of them through this joyous ride of harmony. And it doesn't feel like work, it is just fun. For each member feels like they were made for their part and they put all of their energy into the tasks. There is consensus and unity.

Despite the fact there is various positions, no one is higher than the other. They are all equal, for the parts of a body doesn't have ranks, all need each other, all are important. Although, sometimes it seems like one is taking order from the other but it is just a spark of the beautiful harmony. For in their midst there is perfect equality and each member respect the other. There is great importance placed on each member even so that if a member doesn't function the whole system suffers.
Therefore each member is greatly treasured and they are all interdependent on each other. There is this great bond among them much so that it is almost like they would die without each other. They sustain each other, empower each other, rejuvenate each other and build each other up. The most wonderful thing about them is that they share a single life. They live, breath, powered and energized by one life. This life flows through every member, making them one and interdependent.

And when the heather enter into the church, they are amaze by the perfect harmony they see, it is unlike any other they have ever seen before. They are also amaze by the absence of rank, strata and inequality. Conflict and contradictions cannot be found here. Oh, it is flooded with the feeling of unity and billowing in liquid harmony.


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