1st Corinthians 12:1-31
Thoughts for reflection: The Body of Christ is, I believe, the most powerful metaphor that Paul gives us in 1st Corinthians. Now, some two thousand years later, we can easily take it for granted, but this imagery of seeing how interconnected and interdependent we all are is a powerful way of explaining how we should understand both our individual community of faith and the Faith of Jesus Christ as a whole. Knowing what we now do regarding what was happening in Corinth, it is easy to understand why Paul chose this way of explaining the Church to them. How does understanding our church as the Body of Christ impact you? How should it impact you? How does understanding all Christians as a part of the Body of Christ impact you? How should it impact you?