This weeks statement to live by is…
I try to be accepting of others.
St. Paul understood this and used the image of the body to help explain to the followers of Jesus how God’s family is just like a body. Everyone is different but everyone is of equal importance. Listen to what he said because we are all God’s family and his words have a message for us too.
A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians
Just as your body has many different parts, so it is with the Christian family. Each part of your body has a special job to do, and without that part, your body could not work properly. Without your legs you could not stand up and walk. Many different parts make up one body, and every part is just as important as another. Each one of us belongs to the one family of God, and has special gifts which God has given to us. We must use these gifts to make sure that the one body of Christ works properly and is full of life.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God