4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. - Romans 12:4-5
Dear heavenly Father,
You make a very bold statement that I belong to every other Christian and every other Christian belongs to me. We own each other like family. I confess that by nature I like to pick and choose who I want to consider as a brother or sister. I know others can tell it, too. I can tell when they are picking and choosing, also. Lord, forgive us all for being choosy and not submitting to your truth that we are all brothers and sisters who must serve each other in every way. Help me to lead the way by "being there" for others. When I reach my limit and cannot help another Christian that I know needs help, then raise up other Christians to reach out with unconditional love to help that brother or sister in need. Oh, Lord, help us love each other the way you want us to.
In Christ there are no “black sheep.” All have been made white in the blood of the spotless Lamb who purchased them.
Additional Readings: 1 Corinthians 12:7-26, Ephesians 2:19-22, 1 Peter 4:7-11, Colossians 3:11-12