In the context of world missions, and the church, maturity in the body of Christ should be thought of as not independence, but instead INTERdependence.

“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 placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be…

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’. On the contrary, these parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor…

Now you are the body of Christ, and EACH ONE OF YOU IS A PART OF IT!”

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