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The Body of Christ includes all Christians. We all have unique gifts and all gifts are necessary to advance His kingdom. The Church comes alive when The Body of Christ is energized through Christian action. The Body knows that faith without action is dead. Each time we help our fellow brothers and sisters, two blessings occur – one for the giver and one for the receiver.

I have been blessed to be a giver and receiver. I love to give my time to my local church, United Methodist Men and other men’s ministries. I was richly blessed years ago with love by the Body when I was a pilgrim on the Walk to Emmaus and now I enjoy serving the pilgrims. The Body of Christ came to my house after my house flooded in 2016. They helped me gut my house, muck it out, and toss out so many flooded items. I also helped several friends repair their houses after the flood. This site will help you understand the importance of the Body and the mutual blessing of Christian action.

This site features inspirational blogs about my experiences with the Body of Christ as a giver and receiver. My hope is that after visiting this site you will be motivated to put your faith into action and love your neighbor as you love yourself.

1 Corinthians 12:15-26 (NIV)
15 “Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 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? 18 But in fact, God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

1 Corinthians 12:15-26 (NIV)