If we become myopic (i.e., nearsighted) by viewing everyone and everything in terms of our own God-given gifts, motivations and perspectives …

Then we will never understand or experience true church – ekklesia – as shown in the New Testament.

It’s not an organization focused on some particular ministry and vision, or some particular gift and calling …

Not yours, not mine.

Instead, ekklesia is suppose to be an organism:

The multi-part Body of Christ, with many different gifts, motivations, perspectives and callings which find unity in diversity …

As we each prefer one another – with our uniquely different perspectives and abilities – above ourselves.

Only then can it truly function as God intends …

And directs.