Dependent on the body of Christ

Paul speaks of the church as being the body of Christ, and he's rather literal with the metaphor."The eye," he writes, "cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you'" (1 Cor 12.21). The Christian life depends upon other Christians. Ours is a contingent existence. Only in communion with each other do we find the means to live our faith.I reflected on that fact while recently reading about the death of √Čtienne de la Bo√©tie. On A … [Read more...]