If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
—1 Corinthians 12:19-26
by: Kay Samuels.
The human body is complex and intriguing, with each member depending on all the others. Just last week, I sprained my ankle and my entire body was affected. Not only was it painful, but my entire routine was disrupted. Just as the human body is dependent on its members, the members of the body of Christ are dependent on each other. We are incomplete without each other. Thinking that you or your gift is more important than others is prideful. We should not look down on anyone who seems unimportant; rather, we should support each other by encouraging others to use their God-given gifts. When you build another up you build up the body of which you are a part.