Monday, June 28, 2010
Paul draws our attention to the human body as the metaphor of the body of Christ. The body is very diverse, but it is the picture of perfect connection. Paul said, "For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one in Christ, and individually member one of another." (Romans 12:4-5) In respond to Paul's teaching on the body of Christ which is the church, our faith that unites us to Christ also unites us to the body of Christ, the church. In this world of virtual relationship, connection managed via facebook, MSN and twitter etc., I wonder if we are losing our fellowship and connection to each other. And yet God designed us to live in community rather than just individual. I believe that the life of the church is an important supplement to the online relationship. The next time you are at church, at least challenge yourself to greet two or three person, and such action will bring comfort and peace to others. Connection with Christ means connection with each other. I sincerely believe that life is better in connection.