Romans 12:4-5 (NKJV)
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

Each member hath its place and office, for the good and benefit of the whole, and of every other member. We are not only members of Christ, but we are members one of another. We stand in relation one to another; we are engaged to do all the good we can one to another, and to act in conjunction for the common benefit. [Matthew Henry Commentary]



Many Christians have been infected with the most virulent virus of modern American life, what sociologist Robert Bellah calls �radical individualism.� They concentrate on personal obedience to Christ as if all that matters is �Jesus and me,� but in doing so miss the point altogether. For Christianity is not a solitary belief system. Any genuine resurgence of Christianity, as history demonstrates, depends on a reawakening and renewal of that which is the essence of the faith�that is, the people of God, the new society, the body of Christ, which is made manifest in the world�the church. [Chuck Colson, The Body (Word, 1992), p.32]


We may be individuals, but we are members of a greater body, The Body of Christ. While each of us have a relationship to Christ, we also have a relationship to one another, working together for the greater good of all.