Equally concern yourself with each member of the body. 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 reminds us of the power of unity, the power of being one body. We are called to care about each member equally. We all have a purpose and function and an opportunity to bring glory to God. Who are your most respected attendees you can't wait to see on Sunday? Who are the least of your concern?
Matthew 25:40 (NIV) should impact the way we walk through our day and more importantly, the way we act: 40"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
It is easy to see those that exemplify the traits of Jesus Christ that we admire the most. It is hard to act outside of our comfort zone. The joys and the sorrows we face as individual parts are to be experienced by the entire body.
For those of you that are faithfully and meticulously keeping up with the 100 Days of Prayer, may God bless you. For those of us that have missed a couple days or crammed late on a Saturday night to catch up, let's get back on track. The other parts of our body are counting on it.
1 Corinthians 12:25 (NIV) So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
- Jonathan Yakel