We are One Body

Updated: Mar 24, 2019

My dearest sisters,

A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite Gospel readings was read at mass and I thought today we could look at it for our #ScriptureSundaysreflection.

There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink. So the body is not made up of just one part. It has many parts.

Suppose the foot says, “I am not a hand. So I don’t belong to the body.” By saying this, it cannot stop being part of the body. And suppose the ear says, “I am not an eye. So I don’t belong to the body.” By saying this, it cannot stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, how could it hear? If the whole body were an ear, how could it smell? God has placed each part in the body just as he wanted it to be. If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body? As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body.

God has put together all the parts of the body. And he has given more honor to the parts that didn’t have any. In that way, the parts of the body will not take sides. All of them will take care of one another. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is honored, every part shares in its joy. You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of it.

I have always loved this gospel reading because my dearest sisters, as we all are called to be the body of Church. Every single person is necessary within the Church to make sure that the body is working together as a whole.

God gave each and every single of one us unique gifts and talents. We are all so incredibly different, no two people will ever be the same, because we all have to work together to become one.

If you look at the human body, we have 206 bones, 650 muscles, 100 billion nerve cells, and 724 trillion blood cells. If all of these parts are so vital in our bodies for us to function, imagine how important is your role in the body of the church.

My dearest sister, have you thought about how do you contribute to the body of Christ? What gifts do you possess? Are you using all your talents and gifts for God's glory? If you aren't my sisters, that means that our body is suffering in some way. And if one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers.

Praying my dearest sisters for you today, that you may become an active member in the body of the Church.

In Christ, Diana

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