The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT)
Paul talks about the body of the church in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 and how it is designed to work harmoniously together. Just as each of our body parts has a function, each of us has a function in the church. When we are missing a par,t it limits what we can do. If we have a broken arm it limits what we can lift or write if it is our dominate arm. We are each a part of the body of Christ, His church. We each have a function within the church. One part is not more important than another. One part is not least important than another. Each part is needed. To have a fully functioning church we need to work in harmony with each other. When one part is weak, a stronger one needs to help the weak part. We need to lift each other up. What a joy to be part of a body that loves each other, that lifts each other up, that helps each other.