On Saturday I found myself in Sherwood Pines, part of Sherwood Forest. Mr Pamsperambulation had gone to try out his new bike – and I tried out the coffee.
And yet, the forest is made up of individual trees, and that must not be overlooked by the vastness and awesomeness of the forest as a whole.
Our study group at church has just started thinking about Church Community.
We have been reminded again and again that though the church is one, it is made up of individuals, each with our own gifts, all very different, that we need to be allowed to share.
14Our bodies don’t have just one part. They have many parts. 15Suppose a foot says, “I’m not a hand, and so I’m not part of the body.” Wouldn’t the foot still belong to the body? 16Or suppose an ear says, “I’m not an eye, and so I’m not part of the body.” Wouldn’t the ear still belong to the body? 17If our bodies were only an eye, we couldn’t hear a thing. And if they were only an ear, we couldn’t smell a thing. 18But God has put all parts of our body together in the way that he decided is best.
So, let’s not miss the trees for focussing on the forest.