In I Corinthians 12:27 we read: "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." This passage reminds us that it takes every part of the church to make us complete. Typically, we think of this in terms of the local church. But as I travel to areas of extreme poverty and even areas of persecution, the Lord impresses upon me that the church around the world also needs each other.
The world has become our parish. For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son." May the Lord expand our narrow view of God's church as we join hands with our brothers and sisters all over His world!