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by Lisa Leonard @ (in)courage October 29, 2015
Each of us is better because of the others. God purposefully created each of us with special insights and giftedness. He made each of us uniquely individual, but with a need for community. Despite our many differences, we have common ground.
Each of us is made in the image of God.
Each of us has needs — body and soul.
Each of us has talents and gifts.
Each of us has joys and fears.
Each of us is broken and flawed.
Each of us has hopes and dreams.
Each of us wants to love and be loved.
Each of us is known by God.
1 Corinthians 12:15-20
“Now if the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
The past couple weeks I’ve been reflecting on the idea of truly being “better together.” We have to care for each other and look at the whole (instead of just ourselves). We have to reach out those in need...
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