For Christians we are never Christ alone. To be the body of Christ in and for the world we must be that body together. This means that we must join together to work in the world with people who have gifts that are not our own. Today, think of one sister or brother whose gifts you have noticed and appreciate. It could be someone who is just discovering his or her gifts and needs encouragement or it could be a master of discipleship who you’ve learned from. Whoever it is, write them a note of appreciation. We need each other–we cannot be Christ’s followers otherwise.
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Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).