Friday, 11 March 2016
Loving the body you're in
This page took a sharp turn when I flicked through a magazine and found the headline. It just cried out to go on this page.
As a 47 year old, I have grown accustomed to my body. I no longer pay it that much attention apart from feeding it properly (most of the time!) and exercising it. It does not consume my thoughts. I am comfortable in my own skin.
But I'm in a spiritual body as well - the Body of Christ, and particularly, my local church. How do I love that body? It's not always easy. As with any group of people, there are always some that you find difficult, you rub each other the wrong way, you differ in opinion.
But we are called to unity.
We are called to community.
When we look for the things that we have in common rather than our differences, when we build up care for each other because we can see the value in each other, then we start to love the body we're in.