Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Chapter 12 of Romans has really been catching my attention lately.
Just as our body suffers (or can't function fully) when one part is missing or not completing its function, so does the church body (the body of Christ) suffer when someone fails to do their spiritual part.
The next few verses tell us what some of these functions (or gifts) are: prophesy, serving others, teaching, encouraging, giving, leadership, kindness, etc.
And of course-- loving others.
We all need to do our best to fullfill our spiritual duties of Christ's church-- whatever part we have been called on to go.
YOU are very important! Don't think that you aren't. The 'body' can't function without you. When you aren't there, the body suffers. When you don't show your kindness or your encouragement or your serving others, the whole body suffers (speaking to myself here too).
What is your gift? How are you/can you use it to help the whole body of the church?
You have a very important job.... never forget that! :)
God Bless You!