we belong to each other
[So it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.–Romans 12.5__NLT]
The sense of belonging to each other is an intimate connection in fellowship. As followers of Jesus, whether we care to admit it or not, are connected together as Christ’s body. Jesus is the head, the source of life, directions, etc. For us to work properly–the way we were designed to work–we need to first yield our wills to Jesus, to follow his leadership. Then, we can begin to discover our intimate connection with the rest of the body. Every part of the body relies on the other parts. If this isn’t happening in your own physical body, then something is wrong and you need to see a doctor. Why is it then, that when, as followers of Jesus, there is isolation, division and disconnection, we seem as if it is no big deal, perhaps at times even a necessary evil (as if there were such a thing).
How can I learn to be intimately connected with my brothers and sisters in Christ? What can we be together on? We can all be committed to living like Jesus, loving God and loving others, can’t we? Isolation kills the body, don’t let it kill you and your fellowship. We need each other, or we die.