This evening I am especially grateful for the members of the church I regularly attend in Seoul. Through their combined efforts, we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving, American-style. We had turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and even pumpkin pie. The comfort food was good, but even more important was the fact that all of us in attendance tonight share a significant, eternal bond. This Common Denominator allows us to overlook our disparate backgrounds and focus on the bigger picture as we fellowship together... a foretaste of heaven!
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body -whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free- and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Now the body is not made up of one part but of many [...] If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. -1 Corinthians 12:12-14;17