If ever there was a time to absorb this passage, it is now. Paul proposes that unity in diversity is central to the common life of Christian community. Think of someone with whom you struggle. It may be someone whose perspective on a particular issue conflicts with yours. It may be someone who has harmed you or someone you love. It may be someone you have never met or someone you know very well.
If we are all, indeed, part of one body, what is it that connects you with this person? What function might this person have in the body? What function might you have in the body? What gifts do each of you offer? How can we better hold our values and principals in tension with Christian love and unity?
In prayer, thank God for the gift of diversity that gives us so many opportunities to learn from one another.