One Body with Many Parts

You must be wondering how Unity and Diversity could come together at the same time? Well this is how God loves to work, doing what seems to be impossible with our eyes and proving that He’s greater than any possibility or thing we can ever see or imagine.

In the Bible, we have been seeing the concept of unity frequently and repeatedly in many instances. This gives us at least a clear cut idea of how sensible God is when it comes to staying together and keeping all the diversities, prejudices or discriminations out of our hearts, minds and ultimately our practices. Thankfully, the Bible makes it very clear to remain united despite our social or cultural diversities, which were created and carried out by the world in the first place.

As mentioned in the book of Galatians 3:28, it is written, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Here Apostle Paul refers to the church and all those who are in Christ with the diversities and differences to embrace one another with love and acceptance, since it is Jesus Christ who brings all together in spite of the differences. Another thing that Apostle Paul has been speaking boldly about is the role of acceptance as the first and foremost need for a strong relationship between oneness and the differences which makes it even more an essential part of a Godly family.

Apart from what I say, the Bible talks about it elaborately in various places, as it is written in the book of 1 Corinthians 12:12 “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” You might have read this particular passage and realized that no matter what you are, God still loves you and has a purpose for you. If you stand in someone else’s shoes who is different from you and is not accepted by everyone, it brings a realization to accept others no matter the differences we have with each other. Remain united with acceptance because this is how we prepare the body of Christ (not by staying apart but letting those differences overpower us and United in Christ because He loved each one of us knowing us in our worst) by being different ,but remaining together as we have the same Father and share the same spirit of acceptance through God.

The Bible says that God intends for today’s and tomorrow’s society to be nourished by a combination of unity and diversity. Our Heavenly father expects us to be responsible to welcome, embrace and accept our diversities that exist in our social and cultural backgrounds. By doing this, we can present Christ in all we say, do, and think.

Suraj Massey Studying M.Sc 2nd year in Environmental Science, at Dehradun. He is an EU Student and Uttarakhand SSC Chair. You can reach him at:

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