Imagine what our churches and societies would look like if we treasured each human being as a precious member of our body. Imagine how we would respond if the entire group, including ourselves, saw us as a valued member. Depended on when present, missed when absent, protected as irreplaceable: the gifts and abilities of each person treasured for what they are and the individuals for who they are, as unique members of the greater body. Is there anyone in your local church that comes to mind as being undervalued? Consider how you might seek out that person, pursuing them as the Good Shepherd pursues the lost sheep. Demonstrate how much you value that individual's role within the body, as a member which could never quite be replaced once lost. Think of the ways the body would need to change without that member's participation, and communicate how thoroughly that person would be missed.
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