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“And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary” (1 Corinthians 12:21-22).

Who are we that any of us would say to the Lord that we have no need for whom the Lord brings into our midst.  We are a people under orders to love our neighbor.  Our neighbor is whom the Lord brings into our presence.  Therefore, accept what the Lord is doing, love your neighbor and marvel at what the Lord does in the midst of all of His church.  The Lord is the One doing the building up of the body.

Lord, every part of Your body is necessary.  There are those who act as though there are more important members.  Teach me that You are the One who is making Your body.  Lead me in Your goodness to see that all who are present are necessary, for You alone must be the One who builds the church.  Guide me to see things through Your eyes and know that all parts are according to Your plan.

Holy Spirit, change my heart that I would see things as You see them.  Lead me in Your goodness to know that in You is our hope.  You know what You are doing.  Guide me, O Lord, according to Your goodness that I would live into the life to which You call me.  Help me now and always to accept those around me knowing that You have a purpose for all who come into our midst.  Amen.

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