Sometimes we treat our differences as excuses to pit ourselves against each other.
Homeschoolers against traditional schoolers. Stay at home moms against working moms. NOs against traddies.
The list goes on. Oily, crunchy, babywearers, breastfeeders, formula feeders, feminists, big families, small families – STOP.
We label our ideologies and philosophies and then use them as an excuse to fight. We think we’re better because we live differently.
It’s good to make prudent choices in life, choices that may look different from our neighbor. It’s good to be proud of our choices, to celebrate them, share them, own them.
But it’s pride to think our way is the only way. To assume anyone who’s not living an identical lifestyle to ours is somehow less than.
If we all were eyes, where would the hearing be? Can the head say to the feet: I don’t need you?
If we all were homeschoolers, where would the Christian presence in traditional schools be? Could the big families say to the small families: we don’t need you?
We are one body.
It is our differences that allow us to come together as a single living organism. It’s our uniqueness that contributes to the wholeness of the Body of Christ.
We need to rejoice – not just in out own differences, but in each other’s differences.
All moms can uphold each other – whether they stay at home, work out of the home, work from home or whatever. NO’s and traddies can rejoice in the roles each other play in the Church. The breastfeeders and the formula feeders can just stop fighting already.
How can we expect the world to be at peace if we are at war within our own body?
Today, I challenge you – I challenge myself – to look around at the Body of Christ. See someone who’s different than you. Find a way to rejoice in their unique role, to celebrate them and be thankful for them.
We are all many different parts. But we are oneBody in Christ.
Featured Five Takeaways
Tammi and her smirk lol! All kidding aside, she has a serious mic-drop moment from the Gospel to share. Jesus doesn’t hold back in announcing his God-given powers, and shares that power with us through the Holy Spirit!
Amy encourages us to radiate the beauty, truth, and goodness we possess as members of the Body of Christ.
Open yourself up to God’s graces! He can change you for the better. Jen and Logan share a sweet lesson of forgiveness they learned from their littles during Mass today
Kristin asks a very important question we all could reflect on. Do we lift each other up, or tear each other down?
Even though we may be only a small part of the body of Christ, that doesn’t diminish our importance. Heather encourages us to reach out to others with Christ’s love today.
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