The Only You There Is

When we think about diversity in the church, the body image is the one we most often point to. We ask, “Are you an ear or a toe?”
Today I was thinking about how bodies are even more complicated than toes and ears. Just look at an anatomy textbook if you want proof. I see a thousand more options for myself than just the ones on the surface. Am I a tendon or a lung or a white blood cell or a hair follicle or a tricuspid valve?
The church is made up of millions of absolutely unique individuals—people with talents, gifts, personalities, and experiences that make them the only them there is.

I love that.