I wonder what would be the modern day equivalent?
What designations or descriptions or differences inhibit our ability to see another as a member of the same body?
Last night's program (great job - Christine) pushed the edges of what we as a society ought to provide as a basic, human right. Housing? Health care? Education? It seems at times as if we blame or ignore those at the lower end of the socio-economic ladder.
The previous week Peter spoke of race. How "white" he experienced Clemson to be - and he wasn't just referring to the skin tone of his classmates.
Many of us will board a plane this afternoon for Germany. Will we encounter our hosts there as sisters and brothers, or as aliens and foreign enemies?
Paul reminds us that one part of the body cannot ignore the other parts. If the heart is diseased, the brain had better instruct the feet to take the heart to the doctor. We cannot take care of ourselves and tell the others they are on their own. We can't. Well, we can. But this would be contrary to the way of Jesus.