"But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it." 1 Corithians 12:24-26
So much truth in these verses...such a beautiful display of how He designed the church to be. I wonder how often what we actually live out is the opposite of verse 26? Someone suffers and perhaps our 1st thought is that they brought it on themselves and quite frankly think they deserve it. Someone else suceeds/is honored and we suffer in self pity and pride. Of course we might never actually admit these things, but yet, there they are.
His challenge to me today? Live out the truth - this is how we were meant to be. It is His design.