Legos by themselves are good for one thing and one thing only: causing massive amounts of pain when you step on one barefoot. As we heard last weekend at Westbrook (listen to the Sermon), Legos are made to be connected and by themselves they can’t fulfill their purpose. This is a great example for the Christian life, because we need to be connected to the body to really function.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12 that the body is not made up of one part, but many and further emphasizes the need for a variety of gifts to do all the work of the body of Christ. We do not all have the same gift, but need each other to function. In terms of spiritual formation, we also need each other to grow and mature. Paul in various places writes that we should love one another, honor one another, live in harmony with one another, instruct one another, encourage one another, serve one another, be kind and compassionate to one another, forgive one another, teach and admonish one another, and spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Continue reading