Paul explains to the Corinthians that as followers of Christ we should be striving for the same goal.  “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12)  He also lets them know that even though everyone has different talents, each one is vital to His work.  He compares this to the human body and how each body part is important to the body’s function.  If one part of our body is affected by something, the entire body feels 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.
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Today’s reading: 1 Corinthians 11-12