While reading Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 12, I found myself distracted by a blog post begging to be written. So here it is.
As Christians, we’re all (or should be) familiar with this passage in which Paul discusses how every person who makes up the body of Christ is equally important. He uses physical body parts to make his point, and this got me to thinking. While we in Christendom may have developed a better understanding of the concept of appreciating the parts that make up the whole, I think that we have a long way to go when it comes to valuing every part equally.
When it comes to the human body, we tend to pay more attention to the parts we can see versus the parts we can’t see. The same goes for the body of Christ. We tend to appreciate those body parts that are up front preaching, teaching, singing, etc. But how much attention do we give to the spleens of the Church? Or the livers? Or the gallbladders? You get my point.
As the body of Christ, let’s be sure that we don’t take on an “out of sight, out of mind” mindset when it comes to our internal organs: those of us who serve faithfully behind-the-scenes.