Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. – 1 Corinthians 12:12
In our society today, as indeed all throughout history, we as humans seem to have this compulsion to put ourselves and others “in boxes”. These “boxes” Include but are not limited to: Gender, Sexual orientation and disability. It amazes me why we as humans constantly feel the need to do this. If we spent as much time showing God’s love and forgiveness to each other as we indeed ought to be instead, we would indeed be nearer to being and living as the Lord teaches us to be.
I myself would be “boxed” as the following: Female, Heterosexual and disabled, whilst another may well be male, homosexual with no disability.
My point here is simply that although we all have differences, in reality,we all share many more similarities as indeed we are all human, all are created by God and ALL are loved by God EQUALLY!. If a female heterosexual disabled person was to cut herself or get a cold for instance, She would bleed or feel grotty. Wouldn’t a non-disabled Male homosexual do and feel EXACTLY the same? Of course as all humans are equal. We are all born, age, suffer, have the same emotions and all will experience physical death. We are all God’s children, all created with the same Father’s love. God does not put us in “boxes”, we are all loved and treated as his children equally regardless of our differences. We are “All one body” In Christ. It is time that we are as our Father asks us to be. It is time to stop looking at each other in the ways that put us and them into “boxes” and to simply treat all as the “One body” and “family” which we all are!
Let me remind you of the words of the Hymn “One Bread,One Body”
One bread, one body,
one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many,
throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.
1. Gentile or Jew,
woman or man, no more.
2. Many the gifts,
many the works,
one in the Lord of all.
3. Grain for the fields,
scattered and grown,
gathered to one, for all.