“Now there are varieties of gifts,” Paul writes to the Corinthians, “but the same spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.”
How very different the world would be if we were all the same – the same talents, the same views, the same values. Some people seem to feel that this is a goal we should be working toward—that we are divinely intended to look the same, act the same, eat the same, believe the same. But Paul assures us that this is not the case.
We are meant to celebrate our diversity, to express our own unique gifts in our own unique ways, and to hear Paul’s assurance when he writes, “Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it.”
Here is our unity – in the Christ Presence expressing as each and all of us. We joyfully affirm this unity, even as we freely explore and express the special combination of spiritual gifts that makes each of us uniquely who we are.
Thank you, God, for the unique combination of spiritual gifts that constitute my personal contribution to the collective consciousness that is the kingdom of heaven. And thank you for the one Christ energy that enfolds and expresses as us all.