We are connected. And the life that flows from the vine into the branches is a life of love. We are grafted into each other, into the tree of life, to use another image from scripture; into the body of Christ, to use yet another. I cannot be a Christian without you, and you cannot be a Christian without me. For some reason, God designed it all in just this way. And so, a part of our conversion is into the communion, the body, the believers, the household of God.
—Kenneth H. Carter Jr., A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. … Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
—1 Corinthians 12:12, 27 (NRSV)
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