You Are Part Of Christ's Body On Earth
1 CORINTHIANS 12 NLT
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up only one body. So it is with the body of Christ.
17 Suppose the whole body were an eye--then how would you hear? Or if your whole body were just one big ear, how could you smell anything?
18 But God made our bodies with many parts, and he has put each part just where he wants it.
21 The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you." The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you."
22 In fact, some of the parts that seem weakest and least important are really the most necessary.
27 Now all of you together are Christ's body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.
Scripture says we are a Body -- not just that we are "like a body." You ARE connected to everyone who acknowledges Jesus Christ as Lord -- whether you like them, or think they are necessary, or not. Whatever happens to ANY member of the Body does have an affect on EVERY member.
Remember this the next time you are tempted to speak ill of another believer, or mistreat them. Even if they don't believe exactly like you, or go to the same church -- they are still connected to you in Christ. So be nice to your Body!
SAY THIS: I am a member of Christ's Body on earth. Today I will let Jesus Christ manifest His love and wisdom through me.