Read Romans 12
Focus on verse 4-5
The human body is an amazing machine. As I learn more about the intricacies of computer programming, I become repeatedly amazed at the complexities of how the body works. The amount of code that it would take to write programing to operate even just one of my fingers is astronomical, and I am quite certain I could never create and/or program a robotic finger to perform even half as well as on of my own fingers.
In today’s reading Paul compares the church to the way a body works.
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of another. (v. 4-5)
One of the points Paul is making in this is that just as our bodies have different parts that work together to form and cause our body to function, so the church also is made up of different people who function similarly to the different body parts, working together to make one church, which we sometimes call the “body of Christ”.
It we were not different, the church would be lacking in some manner of its functions.