by David A. Probst, Director of Development
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27).
In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul uses the pronoun YOU to address the people in his letter, mainly the believers in Corinth. His use of the pronoun YOU can also refer to all of us living in 21st century. YOU are the Body of Christ!
Paul uses the example of the human body to illustrate how Christians with their many and varied gifts can function in harmony with each other. Through our variety and multiplicity, there can be oneness and unity. Through our Baptism, we have been made one. And our oneness is not dependent on our race, nationality, language, wealth, or social class. The unity expressed through Paul’s statement, you are the Body of Christ, is advanced when its members realize they need one another, they need to support and encourage one another, they need to share in everyone’s joys and sorrows, and they need to pray and serve those in need.
This illustration by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12 can also be seen in our Lutherans For Life community. YOU are all members of our Lutherans For Life community! And as members:
YOU are partners with us!
YOU are making an impact alongside us!
YOU are irreplaceable and priceless!
YOU are a wonderful blessing to Lutheran For Life, and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to stand side by side with YOU and expand our Gospel-motivated
voice For Life mission outreach.
God’s blessings to our Lutherans For Life community!
(Photo: 2022 Lutherans For Life National Conference • Rock Island, Illinois)